In Africa, peace organisation PAX works in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the borderlands with Uganda and Kenya. Our programmes in Africa focus on encouraging dialogue between ethnic groups, and between citizens and their governments.
In Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, PAX supports the monitoring of the human rights situation of imprisoned terrorism suspects. The project addresses abuses in the prison system that are a contributing factor to radicalization in the long run.
In central Burkina Faso, PAX works with local youth to bring traditional chiefs from different communities together to engage in peace talks. In the long term, the project contributes to reducing intercommunal conflict related to stigmatization and land use.
In northern Burkina Faso, PAX supports female leaders in speaking out against radicalization and violent extremism. The long-term goal of the project is to reduce recruitment into armed groups that are ravaging the region and wield particular influence over boys and men.
PAX works for justice and peace in South Sudan’s oil producing areas, we’ve been doing so since 2001.
Wij werken in de volgende landen:
In the DR Congo, PAX operates in Ituri and Haut Uele. There we support local peace committees, facilitate dialogue between civilians, government and army about security problems and we carry out research on resources, arms and land conflicts.