23-07-2020 Israeli security forces arrested 3 Palestinian cultural leaders in East Jerusalem yesterday. Rania Elias, director of the Yabous cultural centre and Suhail Khoury, director of the Edward Said National Conservatory for Music, were released the same day but Dawoud al-Ghoul, head of the Jerusalem Arts Network, remains in custody.Middle East
23-06-2020 A letter to the United Nations calling for equal rights for women in Iraq and for protection during demonstrations has gotten more than 7,000 signatures here in the Netherlands.Gender, Peace & Security, Protection of Civilians, Community Based Security and Citizens Rights, Middle East, The Netherlands
22-06-2020 A young woman from al-Anbar who escaped ISIS and survived sexual assault; a woman from Mosul who confronted the violations she faced after her husband was killed and she was taken to a refugee camp; a woman from Basra who challenged social taboos when her husband started beating and raping her.Gender, Peace & Security, Middle East
18-06-2020 The ethical committee of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund recommended this week to include significant policy improvements on issues that PAX has advocated for, including nuclear weapons, lethal autonomous weapons and controversial arms trade. In brief, it builds the norm against weapons causing indiscriminate harm and against the controversial arms trade.
16-06-2020 A message of solidarity from PAX
08-06-2020 PAX urged the United Nations Security Council, UN Member States and the UN Secretariat to take urgent, bold and practical steps to improve the protection of civilians in armed conflict.Protection of Civilians
04-06-2020 People suffer from conflicts even after the fighting is over. Toxic pollutants released in the fighting can have devastating and long-term effects. Conflict-related environmental damage can affect the soil and food we eat, the air that we breath and water we drink and use to grow crops.Humanitarian Disarmament
29-05-2020 PAX has once again been selected as a strategic partner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Together with Amnesty International Netherlands, ABAAD and DefendDefenders, the peace organisation submitted an application under the subsidy framework Power of Voices. The proposal ‘Strengthening Civil Courage’ has been highly rated and finishes in third place out of twenty selected proposals. The amount awarded to the alliance is not yet known. The new partnership starts in 2021 and lasts five years.
21-05-2020 PAX joins four Iraqi women to campaign for the right to demonstrate, non-violently and without fear of reprisal, once corona measures are lifted.Community Based Security and Citizens Rights, Middle East