Reimagine Security | We work alongside communities to interrupt and prevent violence using unarmed civilian protection (UCP).
Transform Communities | We expand access to life-saving, evidence-based peace strategies that are civilian-led — giving communities an actionable way forward to a new reality.
Sustain Peace | We enhance existing strengths so communities are equipped to protect themselves and sustain peace--creating opportunities to thrive.
DECLINING GLOBAL PEACE
The Global Peace Index shows a steady 10-year decline, indicating that the level of conflict around the globe has increased. An estimated 2 billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world. The result of ongoing, protracted violence is that 84 million people—the size of the population of Turkey— have been displaced by violent conflict. The scale is staggering and all the more heartbreaking because it is entirely avoidable. While conflict is inevitable, violence is not. Underpinning every conflict is a disagreement, and when accentuated by systemic political or socioeconomic power imbalances, these divisions aggregate into a humanitarian crisis with deep roots that span generations.
HOW NP DISRUPTS VIOLENCE
NP works to address these issues before they become violent—or, if armed conflicts have already begun, we work to interrupt the violence. We provide a new way forward to help communities formulate their own responses to violent conflicts and implement the nonviolent methods we share with them. NP interrupts violence, reimagines security, and transforms communities. Focusing on areas around the globe most impacted by conflict, we invest in relationships crucial to creating a peaceful culture. To create lasting, systemic change, NP works in partnership with communities to equip parties in conflict to see the humanity in each other and reach across differences using proven techniques to break harmful cycles.
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