Incendiary weapons produce heat and fire through the chemical reaction of a flammable substance. They cause terrible burn wounds and damage to civilians and civilian objects, often leading to long term harm and psychological trauma.
Faith in religious pluralism in Ukraine
Overall objective of the activities
Freedom of religion in Ukraine is upheld in a peaceful way, rights of religious minorities are upheld and safeguarded, and mutual understanding and non-violent dialogue between communities of different religious denominations is increased in the context of the recognition of an autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
Addressing Gender Roles in South Lebanon using Mobile Cinema
Arts and culture can be an effective means to bring people together across sectarian divides. Establishing independent creative spaces in conflict or post-conflict settings is not an easy quest; it can be a highly political endeavour, and is often not prioritised in peacebuilding efforts. PAX has been working with Lebanese organisation Tiro Association for Arts in the south of Lebanon since 2015, supporting them to break through existing social divisions by bringing (young) people together from different backgrounds to re-activate culture and connect with one another.
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.
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.
Dialogue for Conflict Resolution in Ukraine
In June 2019, PAX and partner organization Ukrainian Centre for Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Reconciliation ‘Dignity Space’ started the project ‘Dialogue for Conflict resolution’. This is a continuation of the project ‘Culture of dialogue and constructive engagement in Ukraine’. Both projects build and anchor capacity for dialogue in the Ukrainian society and (political) systems.
Human Security Survey Iraq
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.
Protection in Practice
For a mission to succeed in its efforts to protect civilians and mitigate civilian harm, military personnel must be adequately trained and equipped with the right capabilities to act in accordance with Protection of Civilians (PoC) policy, guidelines and doctrine while at the same time be cognisant of civilian perspectives. This requirement is the focus of the Protection in Practice Project.
Gender Pilot Ukraine 2018
In 2017, PAX’s Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) team established a Gender Pilot Fund to encourage PAX country programmes to implement actions that underpin, boost, and further develop PAX’s focus on gender. The aim was to generate lessons and insights to deepen conceptual and practical awareness of gender-related issues across the organisation and to increase the gender-sensitivity of the different programmes.