For people living in violent conflict, nonviolence can change everything.
We work alongside communities to interrupt and prevent violence using unarmed civilian protection (UCP).
We expand access to life-saving, evidence-based peace strategies that are civilian-led — giving communities an actionable way forward to a new reality.
We enhance existing strengths so communities are equipped to protect themselves and sustain peace--creating opportunities to thrive.
Declining Global Peace
The Global Peace Index shows a steady 10-year decline, indicating that the level of conflict around the globe has increased. The result of ongoing, protracted violence is that 84 million people—the size of the population of Turkey— have been displaced by violent conflict. The scale is staggering and all the more heartbreaking because it is entirely avoidable. While conflict is inevitable, violence is not. Underpinning every conflict is a disagreement, and when accentuated by systemic political or socioeconomic power imbalances, these divisions aggregate into a humanitarian crisis with deep roots that span generations.
How NP Disrupts Violence
We equip individuals to use nonviolence effectively to deescalate situations in both interpersonal relationships and inter-community interactions.
We have created and curated a hub of actionable, proven resources that individuals and communities can begin to use right away.
We’ve made it easy for you to learn from our growing community of experts, team members, and community members, and to share your questions and lessons learned.
We’ve partnered with research institutions around the world to measure the impact of our methods. See evidence that UCP works.