The overall goal of our work is to increase the effectiveness of protection interventions and improve human security for civilians living in conflict.
We do this by working with civilians to hold local and international security actors to account, and by enabling those who provide protection to design and implement strategies that are centered around civilians’ needs and priorities.
The PAX PoC team was established in 2016 and expanded in 2019 with support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
PAX is the largest peace organization in the Netherlands. We work to protect civilians against acts of war, to end armed violence and to build inclusive peace. We work in conflict areas worldwide, together with local partners and people who, just like us, believe that everyone has a right to a dignified life in a peaceful society.