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As an unarmed, paid civilian peacekeeping force, Nonviolent Peaceforce fosters dialogue among parties in conflict and provides a protective presence for threatened civilians.

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Makeshift justice the only recourse for …

Makeshift justice the only recourse for ill-protected women at South Sudan camp

Press Clip Source: The GuardianDate: January 16, 2017Written by: Ben Quinn Read original article: Here.   For women who routinely run the gauntlet of harassment and sexual violence, Malakal protection of civilians camp...

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Thank you for protecting civilians aroun…

Thank you for protecting civilians around the globe

You showed up in a big way. And, we want to thank you. Together, we raised $1.2 million to protect people living in conflict in South Sudan, Myanmar, the Philippines...

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Civilian monitors evacuate 300 civilians

Civilian monitors evacuate 300 civilians

Shan State, Myanmar. A few days before December 25th, violence broke out between two ethnic armed groups in the Northern part of Shan State. A girl from a local village was...

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Bringing Hope to the Middle East

Bringing Hope to the Middle East

By Derek Oakley, Project Officer for Nonviolent Peaceforce in the Middle East “Until now I was without hope. This training has given me hope.” Simple but powerful words from *Omar. NP has...

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Nonviolent Peaceforce Sends Team to Nort…

Press Clip Source: Healing Minnesota StoriesDate: December 14, 2016Written by: Scott Russell Read original article: Here.   Between court challenges and cold weather, the conflicts around the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) are...

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A role for unarmed civilian protectors a…

A role for unarmed civilian protectors at Standing Rock

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”~ John F. Kennedy (Photo by Chris Juhn) A few weeks ago, a...

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Pope Francis: Make Active Nonviolence Ou…

Pope Francis: Make Active Nonviolence Our Way of Life - A Statement for the 50th Catholic Church's World Day of Peace

Today in Pope Francis' message, Nonviolence: A style of politics for peace, he urges people everywhere to practice active nonviolence and notes that the “decisive and consistent practice of nonviolence...

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Adopting active nonviolence and inclusiv…

Adopting active nonviolence and inclusive love in our commitment to a just peace

Press Clip Source: Pax Christi Peace StoriesDate: November 30, 2016Written by: Bishop Kevin Dowling, Co-President of Pax Christi InternationalRead original article: Here.   I begin with the well-known text from Micah (6:8):...

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Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP)

Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP)

NP works to promote and implement unarmed civilian protection as a tool for reducing violence and protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict.

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Your donation today allows us to prevent violence, protect vulnerable civilians, and promote peace in areas of conflict like South Sudan, the Philippines, Myanmar, and the Middle East. Find out all the different ways you can get involved and help us!
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