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 era of long-term government sieges in Syria is over. The last long-term government siege ended this week when the Syrian government declared Yarmouk camp to be “cleared of terrorists”. Unfortunately, however, the suffering caused by these sieges is far from over.
Do young people vote differently than their parents? And do they feel free from sectarian politics? That’s what Thirsa de Vries, PAX programme leader on Iraq, had hoped. But the election results do no paint a clear picture when it comes to young people’s affiliations.
The number of countries pushing for a ban on killer robots is growing. This is one of the results of a week of talks held by the UN last week in Geneva.
China is one of the countries which has come out for a ban, an important development since that country is one of the permanent members of the UN Security Council.
The military strikes by the US, France and the UK against targets in Syria on Saturday did little to help protect Syrian civilians.
What is needed in Syria is a true commitment and strategy to protect Syrian civilians from the Assad regime’s campaign of war crimes and crimes against humanity and to come up with a common response to the crisis in Syria. It is high time to put the protection of civilians first.
PAX experts answer five questions about what is happening in Ghouta now that regime forces are in control.
1. Syrian government forces have now taken over control in all of Ghouta. What does that mean for the people living there?