Africa

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.

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Oil Extraction in South Sudan

Since 2001 PAX has committed itself to stop and prevent conflicts around oil extraction in (South) Sudan. Responsible oil extraction can contribute to just peace.
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Kuron Peace Village in South Sudan

Kuron Peace Village was founded by Bishop Paride Taban to unite the population in the area and set an example of peaceful cohabitation in war-torn South Sudan.
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South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya: Peace dialogue and reconciliation

PAX has co-founded a network of organisations and churches in South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. Pax supports partners in facilitating peace dialogue between rivalling communities and the government to promote peace, security and collaboration.
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Peace & Sports

This peace programme in the borderlands of South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya uses sports to bring together rivalling groups and break the cycle of violence.
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Women as Leaders & Political Participants in South Sudan

In South Sudan, peace organisation PAX works with several organisations to strengthen women's leadership skills and to raise their participation in political decision-making and in handling security issues. This programme's long-term objective is to make women's lives safer and to increase their influence on political decision-making.
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Human Security Survey South Sudan

The Human Security Survey (HSS) is a survey methodology developed by PAX which includes a series of complementary activities, including population-based research, community engagement, and advocacy.
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Women and Girls for Change: Building sustainable peace and gender equality in South Sudan

The Women and Girls for Change: Building sustainable peace and gender equality in South Sudan programme strives towards an empowering and inclusive environment where women and girls feel safe and are enabled to realise their rights and opportunities to play a significant role towards sustainable peace in South Sudan.
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Addressing Masculinities in LRA affected Communities

During the years of LRA violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), communities suffered from large scale abductions of children, mutilations, killings, rapes, looting and destruction. Now, many ex-LRA members are returning to their families and communities, yet the relationship between them and the victims of violence is undoubtedly disturbed and social cohesion and trust is weak.
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Restoring trust between state and society in DR Congo

PAX seeks to improve the security and stability in Ituri (northeastern DRC), by addressing the root causes of conflict and by restoring trust between the local population and the Provincial government. Consortium partners IOM, VNG International and Cordaid support different local authorities, while PAX strengthens local peace- and security committees.
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Peace from Below: Women Peace Tables in Bentiu, South Sudan

Women led local dialogue groups, known as peace tables, in Bentiu work together and facilitate dialogues to bring the Nuer community together and improve relations between those living in the Protection of Civilians site and those living in town.
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Wij werken in de volgende landen:

DR Congo

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.

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South Sudan

PAX's South Sudan programme aims at dialogue between the various population groups in South Sudan and between the governments and their citizens.

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