NP Work in the Field

Myanmar

After receiving an official invitation from the Myanmar Government and key national-level civil society organizations in August 2012, Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is developing a unique program in Myanmar, which will support local grassroots and high-level peace initiatives. It is a critical time for the international civil society to take bold action in Myanmar and support the monumental political reforms undertaken in the past couple of years. MORE »

Middle East

In 2012, Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) organized a training seminar with UN (Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect) for Syrian civil society activists. The seminar, which took place in August 2012, was an initiative of UN in response to increasing polarization and tensions between sectarian and ethnic groups in Syria. MORE »

Kyrgyzstan

In the South of Kyrgyzstan, more than one year after the outbreak of violence that left hundreds dead and tens of thousands displaced, the security environment for civilians remains precarious, with numerous reports of human rights violations and a general, widespread sense of mistrust between ethnically diverse communities, and between the citizens, state institutions, and armed actors. MORE »

Sri Lanka

In 2002, the government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) signed a ceasefire agreement and peace negotiations facilitated by Norway began. MORE »

Philippines

Nonviolent Peaceforce was invited to Mindanao by local organizations working for peace and justice. Some of the organizations are formally involved in monitoring the ceasefire between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). NP deploys internationals to work with local peacekeepers, contribute to their safety, help to maintain ceasefires and advance the peace process. Nonviolent Peaceforce Philippines Project objectives include: MORE »

South Sudan

In 2010, two South Sudanese organizations, the Institute for the Promotion of Civil Society (IPCS) and the Sudanese Organization for Nonviolence and Development (SONAD),  invited Nonviolent Peaceforce to provide operational expertise in preventing violence before and MORE »