Overview of actors

Peace Watch Switzerland

PWS is a Swiss NGO with offices in Zurich and Honduras. We work to protect human rights and international law, and to support peacebuilding efforts through accompaniment work.

Since 2001, we select, train and send human rights observers on accompaniment missions to Central America and Palestine/Israel. Depending on the project country, PWS coordinates the missions on the ground or works with local partners for this purpose. Additionally, PWS carries out continuous information work to raise public awareness on human rights violations and advocate for change.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Good Health and Well-being
Gender Equality
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

How we work

Our human rights observers provide protective presence to human rights defenders, communities, and individuals at risk of human rights violations, document these violations whenever and wherever they occur, and support local non-violent efforts for peace. After their return, the observers report as credible witnesses on their experiences. They engage in advocacy work to enhance the local voices and raise awareness among the public and political authorities on these fragile and conflict contexts.

... and why

PWS wants to contribute to conflict transformation and peace building processes, to create a world based on dignity, respect and equity, in which human rights and international law is upheld. Conflict is "man-made" and therefore human beings can also end conflict and create peace.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Human Rights, Law and Governance
Media and Communication

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals no
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities no


We offer opportunities to volunteer as a human rights observer in one of our projects on a rolling basis. If you are interested in applying, please contact us for more information.

See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity

Peace Promotion and Human Security


Zurich, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Less than 20

Outside Switzerland:
Less than 20

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