The groups are listed here for educational purposes only. Listing them here is not meant to imply that they endorse the above ideas.
Alliance for Peacebuilding:
The Alliance for Peacebuilding is a global membership association of nearly 100 peacebuilding organizations, 1,000 professionals, and a network of more than 15,000 people developing processes for change in the most complex, chaotic conflict environments in the US and around the world.
Conciliation Resources is a peacebuilding NGO supporting people at the heart of conflicts who are striving to find solutions. We work with them to deepen our collective understanding of the conflict, bring together divided communities and create opportunities for them to resolve their differences peacefully.
This Cure Violence believes that only by building a strong and active network of civil society organizations—each working across political, religious, and ethnic boundaries—can a foundation for future pluralistic and peaceful societies come to fruition. Cure Violence works to reduce violence globally using disease control and behavior change methods. Cure Violence works to reduce and eradicate violence all over the globe and includes gang and youth violence, cartel, tribal, election and prison violence. Reductions in violence occur almost immediately when implemented in a community.
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict:
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict is a member-led network of civil society organizations active in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding across the world.
Global Peace Index:
The world’s leading measure of national peacefulness, the GPI measures peace according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators.
International Center for Ethno Religious Mediation:
ICERM envisions a new world characterized by peace, irrespective of cultural, ethnic and religious differences. ICERM strongly believes that the use of mediation and dialogue in preventing and resolving ethnic and religious conflicts in countries around the world is the key to creating sustainable peace. ICERM’s mission is to develop alternative methods of preventing and resolving interethnic and interreligious conflicts in countries around the world. Working with the State of New York residents and diaspora associations, national governments, judiciary, schools, community leaders, religious groups, peace advocates, media, local, regional and international organizations, etc. to foster a culture of peace among, between and within ethnic and religious groups through research, education and training, expert consultation, dialogue and mediation, and rapid response projects.
International Day of Peace:
International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by resolution 36/37, the United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Use this site to find organized events in your area and for inspiration on celebrating Peace Day in your own way.
As an unarmed, paid civilian peacekeeping force, Nonviolent Peaceforce fosters dialogue among parties in conflict and provides a protective presence for threatened civilians.
Peace Caravan Project:
The Peace Caravan Project’s mission is to promote cultural exchanges in an increasingly divisive global climate. Through storytelling and photography, the goal is to deepen an understanding of other cultures and to celebrate our common humanity. The Peace Caravan endeavors to inform and inspire others to achieve respect, and acceptance of individuals exchanging ideas, cultures, and traditions as they have for over 2,500 years so that a new way to peace can be revealed.
Peace and Collaborative Devlopment Network:
Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) is a leading global portal connecting over 34,000 individuals/organizations engaged in social change, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development and related fields. We provide a one-stop shop to inspire, connect, inform and provide the tools and resources to scale social change.
As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country.
Peace Direct is an award-winning, international NGO that finds, funds and amplifies the voice of local peace builders operating in some of the most challenging conflict environments worldwide.
Prevention and Protection Working Group:
CA coalition of human rights, religious, humanitarian, anti-genocide, and peace organizations dedicated to improving U.S. government policies and civilian capacities to prevent violent conflict, avert mass atrocities, and protect civilians threatened by such crises. The group was instrumental in supporting the creation of the Complex Crises Fund, Atrocities Prevention Board, and the State Department’s Bureau for Conflict and Stabilization Operations. As the working group coordinator, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is responsible for crafting a collaborative advocacy agenda that furthers atrocities and conflict prevention as well as works to protect civilians at risk.
Search for Common Ground:
Conflict and differences are inevitable. Violence is not. Search for Common Ground partners with people around the world to ignite shared solutions to destructive conflicts. They work at all levels of society to build sustainable peace through three main avenues: Dialogue, Media, and Community. In the tension and hostility mounting before violent conflict, they are there helping to prevent it. In the anger and chaos of war, SFCG is there working to end violence. In the pain and destruction of the aftermath, they are there bridging divides to build lasting peace.
Shanti Sena Network:
The Shanti Sena Network (SSN) comprises members from peace teams from around the US and Canada, and is open to members worldwide. Passionate about building a new paradigm of security, members of SSN want to use nonviolent ways of resolving conflicts without the potentially violent intervention from “law enforcement” or the military. DC PeaceTeam is one example. http://dcpeaceteam.com
STAND is the student-led movement mobilizing campuses and communities across the country to end mass atrocities. Their mission is to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goal’s and The Peace Alliance Five Cornerstones of Peace
The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) range from no poverty, clean water, and gender equality. They serve as a framework for partnership for all citizens of this planet.
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