FOR Peace Presence accompanies threatened communities and organizations in Colombia. Our work, born from traditions of nonviolent active resistance and pacifism, uses the tool of international accompaniment, often referred to as human rights observation, to support at-risk communities by providing them with safe spaces to carry out their work in the defense of human rights.
What does this all mean? Click on the links below for a more in-depth explination:
Accompaniment: a brief explanation of the theory of accompaniment.
Nonviolence: there are many definitions and understandings of nonviolence. Here we explain our roots in this amazing tradition and how it informs our beliefs and strategic action.
Colombia 101: A primer on what’s going on in Colombia.