Nonviolent Peaceforce is a global non-profit organization. We protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies. We build peace side-by-side with local communities. We advocate for wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity.
your impact in numbers
people trained in unarmed civilian protection
people protected at food distribution sites
women have been trained to be peace leaders
In 2019, Nonviolent Peaceforce trained 7,979 people on unarmed civilian protection around the world.
Since our methods are context-specific, so are our trainings. We train people in tents, tukuls, and in common gathering places. We train using pen and paper, song and dance, or over the phone--all so we can make sure we are reaching the people who can benefit from unarmed civilian protection.
While we aren't an aid organization, we do work very closely with aid organizations to protect civilians at food distribution sites. Without including civilian protection work in aid distribution, there could actually be a heightened risk of tensions that could lead to violence. And, we can act as a liaison between the communities that need resources and the parties that are distributing the resources--this is all possible because of the strong connections we make with people on the ground. In 2019, Nonviolent Peaceforce protected 20,136 people protected at food distribution sites in South Sudan.
As of October 2020, there are close to 2,500 women who form a total of 67 Women's Protection Teams in South Sudan. The women in these teams are helping women prevent gender-based violence and participate in peacebuilding and the political processes.
And in Myanmar in 2019 alone, 80 new women were trained by Nonviolent Peaceforce to be leaders for peace in their communities. With the start of the pandemic, these women translated Covid-19 safety materials into different native languages and used spread this safety information, ensuring minority communities were not left out of Covid-19 response.