PAX, a partnership between IKV (Interchurch Peace Council) and Pax Christi, works on the basis of two central values of peace in conflict areas: human dignity and solidarity with peace activists and victims of war violence.
The Colombian government supports a dialogue between mining companies active in Cesar and victims of the armed conflict.
Paula Gaviria, Presidential Advisor for Human Rights, expressed this support in a public letter addressed to representatives of the Cesar Peasant Assembly who, supported by PAX, represent 14 communities of victims of the armed conflict. The letter shows Gaviria’s broader support for a reconciliation dialogue in Cesar, which can include a wide range of regional actors.
On 14 and 15 December EU Heads of State are expected to discuss the internal and external dimension of the EU’s migration policy. Instead of proposing policies that represent only the lowest common denominator between member states, the EU should put forward a principled agenda that addresses migration in both a humane and effective way. European leaders should leverage the attention to migration and displacement to promote global policies that are deeply embedded in a strong humanrightsagenda.
A group of concerned citizens in South Sudan warns that the situation in the country is likely to become even worse unless a genuine, inclusive political process can be started immediately. The group says South Sudan's internal conflicts cannot be settled by war, but must be settled through political dialogue based on a shared vision for a peaceful future in which the South Sudanese are united in diversity . The Concerned Citizen's Network for Peace (CCNP) therefore calls upon the wisdom of the leaders of all South Sudanese parties to act for the general good of all citizens
During the '16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence', PAX highlights the groundbreaking work of Amal AI-Lami, program manager for the Iraqi Al-Amal Association, one of PAX partners in the programme 'Engendering the Transition to Peace and Security' in Iraq.
A new PAX report reveals how the conflict in Iraq has left a toxic trail of destruction which could have severe health consequences for Iraqis and could complicate reconstruction efforts.
‘Living under a black sky’ shows how months of burning oil wells created a blackened landscape, while in other places large oil spills have polluted farmland and rivers. The report also identifies a sharp increase of hazardous makeshift oil refining, with more than 1600 small refineries at 20 locations in northern Iraq.
PAX stands for peace and brings people together who have the courage to stand for peace. Together with people in conflict areas and concerned citizens worldwide, PAX works to build just and peaceful societies across the globe. We currently work with 140 staff members in 15 countries; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Palestine, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Uganda and Ukraine.