PEACE AND CONFLICT NGOs
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Peace and Conflict NGOs, as ostensibly impartial actors with
humanitarian goals, can play a unique role in resolving
conflict at the international, intrastate, and local level.
Peace and Conflict NGOs are non-governmental organizations that
work to promote reconciliation and coexistence among conflicting
parties. They engage in a wide variety of techniques to promote
peace, both on-the-ground in conflict areas and at the policy
The work of these organizations may include grassroots action
(letter writing, direct action, petitions, demonstrations) or
work in diplomacy (promoting and arbitrating discussions).
Peace and Conflict NGOs may work at the policy level, developing
policy recommendations and advocating for peaceful solutions at
the international and national level.
In addition, Peace and Conflict NGOs contribute to peacebuilding
efforts after the immediate conflict is resolved, including
community building and development efforts.
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Peace and conflict studies is a social science field that
identifies and analyses violent and nonviolent behaviours
as well as the structural mechanisms attending conflicts
(including social conflicts) with a view towards
understanding those processes which lead to a more desirable
human condition. A variation on this, peace studies (irenology),
is an interdisciplinary effort aiming at the prevention,
de-escalation, and solution of conflicts by peaceful means,
thereby seeking "victory" for all parties involved in the
conflict. This is in contrast to war studies (polemology),
which has as its aim on the efficient attainment of victory
in conflicts, primarily by violent means to the satisfaction
of one or more, but not all, parties involved.
Disciplines involved may include:
as well as a variety of others.
Conceptions of peace
Several conceptions, models, or modes of peace have been suggested
in which peace research might prosper.
The first is that peace is a natural social condition, whereas war
is not. The premise is simple for peace researchers: to present
enough information so that a rational group of decision makers will
seek to avoid war and conflict.
Second, the view that violence is sinful or unskillful, and that
non-violence is skillful or virtuous and should be cultivated.
This view is held by a variety of religious traditions worldwide:
Quakers, Mennonites and other Peace churches within Christianity;
Jains, the Satyagraha tradition in Hinduism, Buddhism, and other
portions of Indian religion and philosophy; as well as certain
schools of Islam.
Third is pacifism: the view that peace is a prime force in human
A further approach is that there are multiple modes of peace.
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Archives for Peace and Conflict Resolution
Democracy NGO Participation in Formal Peace Negotiations?
Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)
Institute for Inclusive Security
International Crisis Group
International Guide to NGO Activities in Conflict Prevention and Resolution
International Relations Online
NGOs in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Peace and Collaborative Development Network PCDN
Peace & Conflict
Peace NGO Forum
Search For Common Ground (SFCG)
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