We believe that peace is more than the absence of violence. While the period following the cessation of hostilities coupled with a return to normalcy is essential, the most necessary is social stability in its broader sense, which often conceals the fact that grievances or other causes of conflict have not been addressed and may resurface. At this point, we seek to promote what is described as “positive peace”.

Who Makes a Positive Peace When:

• Everyone lives safely, without fear or threat of violence, and no violence is permitted by law or practice. ‏

• Everyone is equal before the law, justice systems are reliable and fair, and effective laws protect people’s rights. ‏

• Everyone can participate in the drafting of decisions, and the Government is accountable to the people. ‏

• Everyone has equitable and equal access to basic needs, such as food, clean water, shelter, education, health care, and a decent living environment. ‏

• Everyone has equal opportunities to work and earn a living, regardless of gender, race, or other aspects of identity. ‏These factors, if combined, provide people with resilience that allows them to deal with their differences and disputes without resorting to violence