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Now Offered! - Online Course in Unarmed …

Now Offered! - Online Course in Unarmed Civilian Protection

This spring, learn about unarmed methods to protect civilians and prevent violence in the midst of war! Please share with colleagues and students. Nonviolent Peaceforce, in partnership with the United Nations...

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Nonviolent response at Standing Rock

Nonviolent response at Standing Rock

  by Marna Anderson, Director of Development and Communications On one of the coldest weekends in January, I had the opportunity to participate in NP’s first peacekeeper training for community protectors in the...

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UN Security Council recognizes unarmed c…

UN Security Council recognizes unarmed civilian protection

by Mel Duncan, Cofounder and Director of Advocacy and Outreach In December for the first time in history, the UN Security Council recognized unarmed civilian protection (UCP). The language was contained...

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Sleepless in Mundri, South Sudan - Octob…

Sleepless in Mundri, South Sudan - October 2016

by Hope Tichaenzana Chichaya, Program Manager in South Sudan My teammates Kerrin, Peter and I sat down on the balcony of the guesthouse. Our view was a pile of cars that had...

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Time to stand up and speak out

Time to stand up and speak out

by Tiffany Easthom, Executive Director I usually love January. I love the fresh start the beginning of the calendar year brings, along with the resolve that so many of us feel...

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The Extremes of the Human Spirit

The Extremes of the Human Spirit

By Mel Duncan, Co-Founder and Director of Advocacy and Outreach I have just returned from South Sudan. I am heartbroken and inspired. Adequate adjectives escape me. In such extremes, words can...

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Women: A Powerful Force for Peace and Se…

Women: A Powerful Force for Peace and Security

By Tiffany Easthom, Executive Director Rebecca, is a South Sudanese woman who fled her home to escape violence. She is an activist in the Protection of Civilians camp where she now...

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A Tribute to Woman Peacemaker Joan Berns…

A Tribute to Woman Peacemaker Joan Bernstein

Joan Bernstein -- advocate, activist, peacemaker and passionate organizer -- was sadly struck with Multiple System Atrophy (a Parkinson-like disease) several years ago that cut short her life's work of...

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Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP)

Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP)

NP works to promote and implement unarmed civilian protection as a tool for reducing violence and protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict.

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