Peacebuilding is the set of initiatives by diverse actors, including civil society, to address the root causes of violence and protect civilians before, during, and after violent conflict.

For many years, U.S. nonprofit organizations have helped pave the way for peace by bringing fighting factions together and providing alternatives to violence as a means of redressing grievances. Unfortunately, the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) upheld the law defining prohibited “material support” of terrorism to include conflict prevention and resolution activities aimed at getting terrorist groups to lay down their arms.

Feature Resources

Permissible Peacebuilding Activities
Peacebuilding Fact Sheet
Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Law Enacted

Global Fragility Bill Advances

April 12th, 2019|

The Global Fragility Act of 2019 has advanced out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and is headed for a vote in the full House of Representatives. Reps. Engel, McCaul, and Omar spoke in support

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