Peace Brigades International - Schweiz/Suisse
PBI supports human rights defenders (HRD) in Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua & Costa Rica, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya and Nepal from offices all over the world.
PBI has partnered with organisations in project countries and provides them with protection, advocacy support and psychosocial care. Core issues of such organisations often include the rights of indigenous people, gender and sexuality, landrights, impunity and megaprojects. Representing international presence, PBI further ensures fair judicial processes, a platform for state organs and grassroot-organisations to meet and negotiate, and international visibility.
Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)
How we work
Our unique approach combines on-the-ground expertise and local knowledge with international advocacy, aiming to ensure that HRDs are able to carry out their work, contributing to social justice and peace, in relative safety. We avoid imposing, interfering or getting directly involved in the work of the people we accompany. Various PBI entities all around the world contribute by delivering funds, coordinating volunteering, and advocating at national and international bodies such as the UN.
... and why
Over 40 years ago PBI was founded by people with practical experience of non-violence, who came together to revive the idea of an international organisation committed to unarmed third party intervention in conflict situations. PBI still stands for the same principles while working towards a world where human rights and social justice are being upheld while non-violent measures are chosen in a matter of conflict: Consensus, non-interference, independence and impartiality.
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"To stand in solidarity, side by side, with people that advocate for the rights of others and a peaceful way to solve conflicts, is a privilege and an honour."
Volunteer Colombia, Dec. 2017 - June 2019