What is peace?

Peace is when people are able to resolve their conflicts without violence and can work together to improve the quality of their lives. This means...

  • Power

    Everyone has the power to participate in shaping political decisions and the government is accountable to the people

  • Income and assets

    Everyone has an equal opportunity to work and make a living, regardless of gender, ethnicity or any other aspect of identity

  • Fairness, equality, justice

    Everyone is equal before the law, the systems for justice are trusted, and fair and effective laws protect people’s rights

  • Safety

    Everyone lives in safety, without fear or threat of violence, and no form of violence is tolerated in law or in practice

  • Wellbeing

    Everyone has fair and equal access to the basic needs for their wellbeing – such as food, clean water, shelter, education, healthcare and a decent living environment

Who we are

We are one of the world's leading peacebuilding organisations, with over 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace.

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What we do

We focus on solving the root causes of conflict, bringing together people from across divides, from the grassroots to policy level.

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Where we work

Last year, we ran projects in 19 countries and territories, with training, research or one-off consultancies in a further 26.

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