PAX is the largest peace organization in the Netherlands. We work to protect civilians against acts of war, to end armed violence and to build inclusive peace. We work in conflict areas worldwide, together with local partners and people who, just like us, believe that everyone has a right to a dignified life in a peaceful society.  

Stop trade with settlements

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Building illegal settlements in occupied territory is a war crime, the European Union agrees. However, the EU does allow European trade with such settlements. This trade contributes directly to the expansion of settlements worldwide.

Thid has to stop. That is why PAX supports the European #StopSettlements initiative. The objective? With hundreds of thousands of votes, we are pushing for an EU law to definitively end trade with illegal settlements — including the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

An European citizens' initiative gives European citizens the opportunity to can call on the European Commission directly to initiate legislation. But to make this happen over one milion people have to sign up.

PAX supports #StopSettlements. Will you?

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The Civilian Protection Podcast: New episode!


An introduction to the Civilian Protection Podcast

Every day, 100 civilians are killed in conflict and countless more are harmed, often without recognition, recourse, or justice. Yet their perspectives are repeatedly missing from the stories we tell about war and the way we think about war’s costs. 

The Civilian Protection Podcast, brought to you by CIVIC and PAX, shares the voices of people affected by war, the dangers they face, the choices they make, and what can be done to better protect them -- because we believe it’s time to put them at the center of the discussion.

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On Civilian Harm


A comprehensive book on the realities of civilian harm

What negative effects of the use of force do civilians experience in conflict beyond the direct, physical impacts? And how can we reduce both immediate and long-term suffering in future missions? We address these and other questions in our book ‘On Civilian Harm.’

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