Nurturing Nonviolence, Cultivating Change
I am continually amazed by the outpouring of support that fuels our work each year, and 2022 was no different. The post-pandemic economy gave us uncertainty, yet another country fell into war, and the need for protection against violence and weapons grew tenfold – but you still showed up.
Thanks to supporters like you, we surpassed our fundraising goal, allowing NP to work alongside even more communities to break cycles of violence and build lasting peace. We began a new program in Ukraine to protect civilians and support local organizations and volunteers on the frontline of active conflict. Through the Hope Against Hate Campaign in New York, we trained over 2,000 community members in personal safety strategies to better protect themselves and others from anti-Asian violence. And we launched a new program in Indonesia, where we’re partnering with local organizations to strengthen the peace process in Aceh.
Together, we celebrated 20 years of transforming the world’s response to conflict – a milestone that could not have been reached without our dedicated and ever-growing community of supporters. In these two decades, we have shown that investing in nonviolence is not only worthwhile, it is the only way forward.
By adapting to new challenges, advocating for Unarmed Civilian Protection at all levels, and standing with communities re-defining safety and security, I am confident we can create a world rooted in relationships, care, and nonviolence. Thank you for supporting our mission in 2022. Together, we are making peace possible.
With deep gratitude,
Tiffany Easthom, Executive Director
civilian evacuations facilitated alongside local partners in Ukraine between Sept-Oct 2022 alone
community members trained in New York in personal safety strategies for the #HopeAgainstHate campaign
people representing marginalized groups participated in peace initiatives in Iraq, Oct-Dec
Advocates for Protection“I am telling you now. Before NP started doing all this work, I never imagined that I could come to any public institutions and report on issues,” Zeena* from Qayyarah shared during a community meeting in South Mosul.Read MoreIn South Mosul, Iraq, Zeena and other women face daily threats of gender-based violence (GBV). NP, working closely with the community, built trust through proactive engagement, visibility, and relationship building.
Youth Rooted in PeaceDespite always being ignored as a youth, Ridha leads his fellow young people towards a peaceful, safer, and inclusive future. After training with NP, Ridha and a group of young people in Maguindanao, Philippines formed an organization called Titayan Youth to empower youth and increase their participation in local peacebuilding and advocacy.Read Ridha's Story“In the past, the youth here were afraid to participate in discourse, because they know they’re young."
- United States
Cultivating Peace for AllTogether, we are confronting anti-Asian violence with nonviolent, community-led approaches to safety and conflict de-escalation.Learn More“The hope that you guys gave today makes me so reassured that our communities are helping those that are vulnerable, who feel alone and helpless. More helpless than me.” - Michelle, Filipina American volunteer and community member.
Nurturing Peace in EmergenciesNP works side-by-side with civilians in Ukraine, including local organizations and volunteer collectives. “We make sure they have what they need to do their work, and do it as safely as possible,” shares Nicolò Braggio, NP staff in Kharkiv. Ukrainian responders face immense pressure and financial strain. NP provides protection through presence, as well as lends essential resources such as bullet-proof vests and helmets.Read More
"People thought we were criminals: we carry guns and live in the mountains. Our work as Women Peace Facilitators changed that perception."
Former women combatant in Lanao Del Sur, Philippines
"I continue advocating for peace for the betterment of the future of the next generation."
Butch Awal, an advocate for peace and justice in his community, envisions a future inclusive for all, particularly people with disabilities. Mindanao, Philippines
"Now that I will have a passport, I will be able to register ... to receive a free referral for rehabilitation due to my disability."
Victoria, whom NP and our local partner accompanied to access essential legal support in Ukraine