The Network for Building Peace brings together organizations and activists of different backgrounds and beliefs, but united around the ideas of promoting peace and human rights, with their unique potential to create a culture of peace in their homes, communities and beyond. Our objectives are:
- Preventing violence and conflict by addressing the roots of conflict – the internal ones within us and the external ones around us – and by promoting changes and attitudes of peace as a primary tool for creating a better society.
- Building bridges of forgiveness and friendship across national, ethnic, religious and social divides.
- Creating a global solidarity network of people engaged in peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and in the South East European region.
- Raising awareness of the personal ethical prerequisites for effective social action.
- Building just, caring and inclusive communities.
Mission: The Network for Building Peace works on strengthening civil society through networking, developing and fostering social communication, solidarity and dialogue with all social stakeholders.
In our work, we rely on the support from organizations, individuals and donors who share our values.
Donors of the Network for Building Peace
Members of the Network for Building Peace are our biggest asset and support as they support the work of the Network for Building Peace with their membership contributions, forming the basis of our self-sustainability.
The Network for Building Peace was created with the support from the USAID “Let’s Choose Peace Together” project and is still supported by the “PRO-Future“ project. The USAID/PRO-Future provides financial support for organizing the “Srđan Aleksić” Journalist Award, while previously providing support for meetings of the Network for Building Peace members and governing bodies.
USAID supports the Network for Building Peace through its five-year Local Works Network Analysis Platform Activity (The Local Works).
IOM/USAID support the “We can think through it!” project, which will translate and publish five books.
PeaceNexus is a Swiss foundation that supports institutional development of the Network for Building Peace. With their support, we engaged an institutional development consultant and two fundraising consultants, and we held our Assembly meeting in 2016.
Post Yugoslav Peace Link is a group of Quakers from the United Kingdom who supported the work of the Network for Building Peace by organizing two Retreats for Burnt-Out Activists in 2016 and 2018, as well as provided founding and institutional support to the work of the Network for Building Peace.
Brethren Volunteer Service is a volunteer program of the US-based Church of the Brethren, one of the historical peace churches, which engages volunteers for a one- or two-year period for exchanges in numerous countries worldwide, including BiH in the past.
Save the Children/USAID – „General Education Project – TABLA.“ The project aims to increase effectiveness and efficiency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) education system.
PORTICUS – „Capacity Building of the Civil Society Sector in BiH to Create New Positive Narratives and Cooperation“ Project. The project aims to strengthen civil society organizations in order to mobilize public engagement in the support of peace narratives and against hate speech and human rights violations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.