Sep 2011

Around the world, ordinary people lead the way in finding alternatives to violence. September 21 marks the UN Day that aims to strengthen these efforts. In several towns across the Central African Republic our partners JUPEDEC – a local human rights group that is actively engaged in advocacy and support for the return of women and children taken by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) – have been marking the International Day of Peace with marches and songs for peace. Conciliation Resources works closely with local communities to ensure that people directly affected by violent conflict are involved in its resolution.