Bund für Soziale Verteidigung (BSV) (Federation for Social Defence)
It is a common assumption that only armed military or police can do the work of peacekeeping and protecting civilians in times of violent conflict. However unarmed civilians have been successfully ‘keeping the peace’ in situations of violent conflict all over the world, and their numbers are increasing. One of the INGOs successfully applying the instruments of Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping (UCP) is Nonviolent Peaceforce. The speaker, member of the Board of Nonviolent Peaceforce, will present the work and challenges of UCP around the world and explain why UCP is an alternative to the military.
Outi Arajärvi, Nonviolent Peaceforce