Strengthening civilian capacities for nonviolent (self-)protection in conflict-affected areas.

Our Goal

Enhance and strengthen civilians’ capacities to protect themselves and others amid violent conflict and displacement, to create safer spaces in which communities can build infrastructures for sustainable peace and development.

How we do it

By increasing the capacity for collaborative, participatory and creative research projects that investigate how local vulnerabilities and protection agency interact, how unarmed civilian protection can strengthen community-based protection initiatives, and how unarmed civilian protection can be scaled up in size and/or scope.

Who we work with

Communities in conflict-affected regions in Colombia, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Sudan and elsewhere in the Global South, national and international UCP organizations, academics, artists, journalists and filmmakers, and the wider international policy community.