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 to protect children from violence
people trained in unarmed civilian protection
children cared for in child-friendly spaces
In the Philippines, adults and children alike learn about the six grave violations against children and how to prevent these violations. Presentations also consist of humanitarian law, unarmed civilian protection, and how to create emergency response plans in case of violence. Nonviolent Peaceforce hosts these trainings at schools, within communities, and with the military. 5,050 people were trained to protect children from violence in 2017.
In 2017, local people are trained to monitor the ceasefire agreement in Myanmar. Local civilian monitors learn to report violations and to protect their own villages. Already embedded in the community, civilian monitors are very effective in building relationships to prevent conflict and spotting the first signs of trouble arising.
Civil war in South Sudan disrupts children’s lives. Displaced by the conflict, girls and boys are at risk of sexual assault, soldier recruitment or being separated from their families. In 2018, Nonviolent Peaceforce provided protection in designated safe spaces for children that allow children to play and learn without fear of violence. Activities offered include sports, arts, music, and lessons on health and safety. Children and youth are taught to protect themselves and their friends from all forms of violence.