Peace Bridges International


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About Peace Bridges International

Peace Brigades International (PBI) is an international non-governmental human rights organization that has promotes non-violence and protects Human Rights Defenders since 1981. PBI works to protect Human Rights Defenders, ordinary people and groups who face death threats, intimidation, detention and harassment because of their peaceful work in defense of human rights. The organization provides protection, support and recognition to local human rights defenders who work in areas of repression and conflict and have requested support. PBI believes that lasting transformation of conflicts cannot come from outside, but must be based on the capacity and desires of local people. PBI avoids imposing, interfering or getting directly involved in the work of the people it accompanies. The organization’s work is effective because it takes an integrated approach, combining a presence alongside human rights defenders on the ground with an extensive network of international support. PBI has previously worked in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Sri Lanka, North America, Haiti, Nepal and the Balkans and currently maintains projects in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and Nepal.

Work area

Research, Advocacy, Education, Campaigns


Making Space for Peace

Country Offices

Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States


Founded: 1981
Location (HQ): Belgium
Scope: Global
Focus area: Defenders

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