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30 July 2014

What is the work about?

Supporting African Quakers in their efforts to change the core conditions that lead to violent conflict; building positive, nonviolent grassroots peace movements by helping local activists to stand up for human rights and a just peace; and amplifying grassroots voices for peace that are too often silenced.

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13 May 2013

Nonviolent approach yields results in Kenya

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Laura Shipler Chico reports on how Quakers are working with grassroots activists as they grapple with the consequences of climate change and challenge the unjust economic policies that exacerbate them.

 
When Kenya’s Ministry of Water and Irrig
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13 May 2013

Kenya: Nonviolent Social Action

QPSW is working with Kenyan Quakers to build a positive, nonviolent grassroots peace movement by helping local activists to stand up for human rights and a just peace in Kenya.

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8 May 2013

Quaker Peace Network Africa is a network of organisations and individuals involved in African Quaker peacebuilding. They meet every 18 months to two years to exchange knowledge and skills and share updates about the work. This year people came from 13 countries: Britain, Burundi, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, and USA.

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6 March 2013

Beyond Conflict, Peace

Burundi is at a crossroads. After more than a decade of civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, a tenuous peace has been reached. In 2010, the general election offered an opportunity to consolidate that peace. It also carried with it the risk of renewed violence.

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16 April 2012

Dr Alexia of the Friends Women's Association health clinicQuakers, including some from QPSW, are involved in a number of projects in Burundi. Laura Shipler Chico, QPSW programme manager for East Africa, reports on her recent visit to Burundi.

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16 April 2012

Turning the Tide is a programme which trains people to use active nonviolence to confront situations of injustice effectively. Following the violence that marked the results of Kenya elections in 2007, Turning the Tide was invited by Kenyan Quakers to help teach nonviolent methods of working for change. With only two years until the next general election time is of the essence.

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26 November 2010

NUAPP Submission to UK International Development Select Committee’s Evidence session on the prospects for sustainable peace in Uganda

1. What has been the impact of the ICC arrest warrants on the prospects for peace?

1.1 The immediate priority for those affected by the armed conflict in Northern Uganda is peace[1], defined as the “absence of violence, war, and/or conflict[2].

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