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Peace Brigades International
Since 1981 this nongovernmental organization has worked to promote human rights and prevent the violent resolution of conflicts throughout the world. Volunteers endeavor to safeguard local human rights activists, and they document and publicize the activists’ efforts. Through the presence of volunteers who can expose the oppression of human rights activists, the organization tries to ensure that activists are not intimidated. Volunteers also are sent to monitor elections, and they escort human rights activists and refugees to prevent death threats, arrests and expulsions. Besides direct efforts in various countries, the organization offers training for activists as well as workshops to teach nonviolent techniques of conflict resolution. The organization cooperates with support networks which, in an emergency, immediately contact the targeted government or regime in order to apply pressure. The response triggered by the organization often results in international condemnation, with political and economic consequences for oppressive regimes. The organization has offices in several European countries. The website offers reports from past and ongoing projects, several publications, annual reports, and links to related organizations.
Language version: Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, English
News: yes
Newsletter: yes
Downloadable educational materials: yes (annual reports, books, studies, articles)
Contact: Peace Brigades International Office
The Grayston Centre
28 Charles Square
London N1 6HT
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (20) 7324 4628
Fax: +44 (20) 7281 3181