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Association for the Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners in Iran (ADAPP) – Iran

Years: 2009-2012
Peace Fellows Deployed: 4

Mission: The Association for the Defence of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners (ADAPP) works on the human rights situation facing Iran’s minorities, and in particular, the Azerbaijani Turkic community. Their Mission is to promote cultural and linguistic rights for Iran’s Azerbaijani community and ensure the safety of activists who are imprisoned.

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Association for the Integral Development of the Victims of Violence in the Verapaces, Maya Achí (ADIVIMA) – Guatemala

Years: 2004-2008
Peace Fellows Deployed: 5

Mission: The Association is directed by the mission to: seek solutions to social, economic, education and political problems caused by the internal armed conflict of the 1980´s that widows, orphans, survivors, and victims face; facilitate the process of reflection and healing; empower the communities so that they can be influential in governmental and social affairs and in the solutions to their own needs.

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Refugee Law Project – Uganda

Years: 2005
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: The Refugee Law Project’s mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host communities in Uganda to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives.

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Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights – Rwanda

Years: 2012
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: The Initiatives for Peace and Human Right’s mission is to equip communities and individuals living in Africa’s Great Lakes Region with the Human Rights knowledge and Good Governance skills needed to build a global culture of peace.

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Equipo Peruano de Antropología Forense (EPAF) – Peru

Years: 2008-2011, 2014
Peace Fellows Deployed: 8

Mission: The Peruvian Team of Forensic Anthropology (EPAF) is a Peruvian non-governmental organization dedicated to the investigation of serious human rights violations and to carrying out human development initiatives, with the aim to strengthen democratic governance and the rule of law in post-conflict settings and contexts of insecurity.

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Children Peace Initiative (CPI) – Kenya

Years: 2016 – Present
Peace Fellows Deployed: 3

Mission: Children Peace Initiative Kenya envisions a peaceful and diverse society co-existing in harmony for social and economic development. Building bridges among children and families of neighbouring communities by creating opportunities and capacities for them to engage in peace processes.

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The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CECORE) – Uganda

Years: 2009
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: CECORE’s purpose is to empower individual women and men, communities, organizations and institutions to transform conflict effectively by applying alternative and creative means in order to promote a culture of active tolerance and peace.

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Breaking the Wall of Silence (BWS) – Namibia

Years: 2009
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: BWS is a movement of concerned Namibians who endeavor by PEACEFUL means to find an lasting solution for the problem of human violations committed and to work towards a truly democratic culture.

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Undugu Society of Kenya – Kenya

Years: 2007-2010
Peace Fellows Deployed: 5

Mission: Since its founding in 1973, Undugu has deliberately worked to develop an organizational philosophy that defines its shared beliefs and behavior which in turn shapes and sustains the organization cutlure and its unique way of doing things. Their mission is to promote socio-economic empowerment of vulnerable children, youth and marginzalized communities for self-reliance.

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Hakijamii – Kenya

Years: 2010-2011
Peace Fellows Deployed: 3

Mission: Founded in 2004, the Economic and Social Rights Centre (Hakijamii) is a national human rights organization that works with the marginalized communities, with special focus on the progressive realization of economic and social rights in Kenya. It is registered as a non-governmental organization (NGO) under the NGO Coordination Act.

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Concern for Children and Environment Nepal (CONCERN) – Nepal

Years: 2014 – Present
Peace Fellows Deployed: 6

Mission: Concern for Children and Environment Nepal (CONCERN-Nepal) is a non-profit organization working to eradicate child labor in Nepal since 1994. In line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Child, CONCERN-Nepal acts in the sector of child protection, rescuing vulnerable children from illegal work and supporting their education.

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Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) – Nepal

Years: 2008-2019
Peace Fellows Deployed: 11

Mission: The Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) works to create more just and equitable societies in remote and disadvantaged areas of Nepal. The organisation uses human rights-based awareness-raising and training programs to empower marginalized communities, focusing on women, girls, children, Dalits and indigenous persons in particular. CAED also advocates for the rights of its beneficiaries at the district, provincial and federal government levels.

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Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) – Palestine

Years: 2008-2009
Peace Fellows Deployed: 2

Mission: WATC endeavors to build women’s framework and mobilize their energies to advocate for the rights of Palestinian women and monitor commitment with such rights in a manner consistent with national references and international covenants.

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Women in Black Network – Serbia

Years: 2007-2009
Peace Fellows Deployed: 4

Mission: On 9th October 1991, Women in Black began a public nonviolent protest against the war; the Serbian regime’s policy; nationalism; militarism and all forms of hatred, discrimination and violence. They choose antimilitarism and non-violence as their spiritual orientation and political choice. They speak out for recognition of difference, reciprocity, respect for nature, and for development in accordance with the needs of the civil population, and not the civil and military oligarchy and their national interests.

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Vikalp Women’s Group – India

Years: 2011-2013
Peace Fellows Deployed: 5

Mission: Vikalp Women’s Group formed in 1996 to combat domestic violence and discrimination against women in Gujarat, India, particularly tribal women. The organization has an all-female Board of Trustees, which includes the founder and director, Indira Pathak and program director Maya Sharma. Vikalp means ‘alternative’ in Hindi and Gujarati.

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Transnational AIDS Prevention Among Migrant Prostitutes in Eastern Europe Project (TAMPEP) – Italy

Years: 2003-2007
Peace Fellows Deployed: 6

Mission: TAMPEP is an international organization that supports the health and human rights of migrant sex workers in Europe. Founded in 1993, with headquarters in Amsterdam, the organization initially operated in Italy, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands.

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Palestine House of Friendship – Palestine

Years: 2015
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: The Palestinian House of Friendship is run by Mohammed Sawalha from their office in downtown Nablus, Palestine. Individuals help coordinate each of their programs, but most of these programs are predominantly staffed by volunteers. As an organization, they ensure that the majority of our funds are going to benefit the children and youth of Nablus.

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Nepal Social Development & People Empowerment Center (NESPEC)- Nepal

Years: 2008-2010
Peace Fellows Deployed: 2

Mission: NESPEC works to sustainably increase the standard of living and pace of development for Nepal’s ultra-poor, promote sustainable agricultural and irrigation technologies to farmers with minimal land holdings and help them cultivate high-value crops and help commercialize individuals engaged in small scale agriculture and micro-enterprises.

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Kinawataka Women Initiatives (KIWOI)- Uganda

Years: 2010-2014
Peace Fellows Deployed: 4

Mission: The Kinawataka Women Initiatives (KIWOI) was formed in 1998 by Benedicta Nanyonga, a retiree from the Bank of Uganda, to support and empower marginalized women in the Kinawataka slum area of Kampala. Between 1998 and 2013, the women of KIWOI took over two million straws out of the environment and turned them into attractive products.

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Ain Leuh Weaving Cooperative – Morocco

Years: 2012-2013
Peace Fellows Deployed: 3

Mission: The Ain Leuh Weaving Cooperative was founded in the 1970s in the Middle Atlas mountains. Its goals are to provide members with an income and use weaving to preserve traditional Berber cultural heritage. Most of the cooperative’s members. and the majority of Ain Leuh’s 6,000 inhabitants identify as Amazigh (or Berber), the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. The members are committed to Berber culture, and this comes out clearly in the patterns of the Moroccan Amizigh Quilt, which is profiled on this page.

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The Subornogram Foundation – Bangladesh

Years: 2012 – 2013
Peace Fellows Deployed: 2

Mission: The Subornogram Foundation was founded in 2003 by Bangladesh activist Shahed Kayes to work with the marginalized communities that live along the Meghna River in Bangladesh and indigenous people in Bandarban, Chittagong. The Foundation seeks to build a knowledge-based society in Bangladesh and defend the rights of women, children, and marginalized communities. It also promotes environmental awareness, in Bangladesh and across the globe.

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The Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indeginous Management (SATIIM) – Belize

Years: 2011
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: The Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) works to manage the 42,000-acre Sarstoon Temash National Park and protect the rights of the Q’eqchi Maya and Garifuna communities living around it. In response to a need for environmental conservation as well as poverty reduction, SATIIM helps communities implement sustainable development projects.

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Chintan – India

Years: 2008-2009, 2011
Peace Fellows Deployed: 5

Mission: Chintan was founded in 1999 to address issues of sustainable consumption and environmental and social justice. Chintan promotes strategies that secure environmental and social justice in a rapidly transforming India. Chintan believes that it is increasingly critical to work directly with the poor and marginal communities in India (e.g. waste pickers or “Waste Recyclers”) and form new kinds of partnerships to move us closer to a vision of an environmentally and socially just world. Chintan uses a grassroots approach that informs all of their work, right up to advocating for better policy at the state and central level.

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East and Central African Association for Indigenous Rights (ECAAIR) – Uganda

Years: 2008, 2010-2011
Peace Fellows Deployed: 2

Mission: East and Central African Association for Indigenous Rights (ECAAIR) advocates to stop all socio-political, economic discrimination and all kind of slavery against the pygmies or indigenous communities. It reaches, mobilizes, empowers and links indigenous and rural communities through capacity building, lobbing and advocacy for community development.

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The Dale Farm Housing Association – United Kingdom

Years: 2008 – 2011
Peace Fellows Deployed: 2

Mission: The Dale Farm Housing Association seeks to protect the rights of Travelers living at the Dale Farm Community in south-east England. The organization is committed to legalizing the status of Travelers who have been denied the right to develop land they own. The Association has around 100 members, all of whom pay a contribution, and is led by Richard Sheridan, the organization’s president. The Advocacy Project began working with the Association in June 2005, following the decision by the Basildon Council to evict 86 families from Dale Farm.

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The Jagaran Media Center (JMC) – Nepal

Years: 2006 – 2009, 2011, 2013
Peace Fellows Deployed: 8

Mission: The Jagaran Media Center (JMC) was set up in 2000 by journalists from the Dalit (“untouchable,” lowest caste) community in Nepal. The organization appeals for eliminating discrimination and providing social justice, peace, and establishing human rights. It seeks to spotlight ongoing abuses against the Dalit.

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Home for Human Rights (HHR) – Sri Lanka

Years: 2004 – 2008, 2010 – 2011
Peace Fellows Deployed: 8

Mission: Home for Human Rights strives to preserve and protect economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights. It seeks to protect the fundamental freedoms of the people in Sri Lanka and prevent the violation of their rights as embodied in the Sri Lanka constitution, international covenants, conventions, treaties, institutions, and organizations. HHR documents human rights violations and provides legal and medical aid to victims of abuse resulting from the civil conflict.

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National Network of Families Disappeared and Missing in Nepal (NEFAD) – Nepal

Years: 2015 – Present
Peace Fellows Deployed: 5

Mission: : NEFAD is a network of district based associations of families of the missing and disappeared in Nepal. The national network aims to provide support, advocacy and relief for the families of the disappeared. It is rooted in the families themselves, both in informing the work of the network (what it does) and in who leads it (the representatives).

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Leros Solidarity Network (LSN) – Greece

Years: 2018

Mission: LSN is a civil society association founded in the small island of Leros by local citizens who are passionate about solidarity. With the help of a wide network of Greek and international partners and volunteers, the organization helps people in need, mainly on the island of Leros.

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The Greek Forum of Refugees (GFR) – Greece

Years: 2016
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: The Greek Forum of refugees focuses on defending the rights and protecting the freedoms of refugees and asylum seekers, as enshrined by international law. The organization monitors developments in the legislation, both the Greek, European and international. GFR also updates refugees of their rights and obligations.

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The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center (DWRC) – Palestine

Years: 2012
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center (DWRC) – a non-governmental, non-profit organization that is not affiliated with any political party – was established in 1993 by a group of trade unionists, lawyers, academics, and political figures in the Palestinian society. Their mission is to spread labor and democracy education, strengthen the knowledge and skills of workers’ leaders, and increase their awareness of their rights, as well as mechanisms to protect them. DWRC also works to provide legal aid and encourage workers to build their representative bodies on a democratic basis.

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The Alternative Information Center (AIC) – Israel

Years: 2016 – 2018
Peace Fellows Deployed: 3

Mission: The Alternative Information Center (AIC) is a joint Palestinian-Israeli organization which prioritizes advocacy, critical analysis and information sharing on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In doing so, the AIC promotes cooperation between Palestinian and Israelis based on the values of social and political justice, equality, solidarity, community involvement and respect for the human rights of the Palestinian people.

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Blind Education and Rehabilitation Development Organization (BERDO) – Bangladesh

Years: 2007-2009, 2011
Peace Fellows Deployed: 5

Mission: Blind Education and Rehabilitation Development Organization (BERDO) has been working for the development and protection of the disabled community in Bangladesh. Founded and run by individuals living with blindness themselves, BERDO’s programs include microcredit, rehabilitation, a Talking Library, scholarships, job placement, health services, and disability prevention. BERDO fulfills its mission through networking, research, advocacy, and service.

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Association for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (AEPD) – Vietnam

Years: 2011 – Present
Peace Fellows Deployed: 8

Mission: The Association for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (formerly Landmine Survivors Network) is a local non-profit organization working in Quang Binh Province, Central Vietnam. AEPD aims to improve the quality of life of Persons with Disabilities in sustainable ways through economic and social empowerment and access to health care. AEPD’s vision is an inclusive and barrier-free society where people with disabilities can fulfill their potential, enjoy equal opportunities, and contribute actively to their communities.

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Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) – Uganda

Years: 2008 – Present
Peace Fellows Deployed: 11

Mission: The GDPU started its activities in 1979 when Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Gulu organized themselves in order to get food and essential commodities despite serious shortages that faced the country right after the fall of Idi Amin. PWDs sent a delegation to District authorities in Gulu where they explained the problems that they were facing, and successfully petitioned the District Commissioner to designate a specific day that PWDs could get their food rations. They continued operating as an unofficial group until 1992, when they formally set up the GDPU as an NGO that would advocate for, and serve as a voice for PWDs in Gulu district.

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Gideon Foundation Against Child Sacrifice – Uganda

Years: 2011 – 2012
Peace Fellows Deployed: 2

Mission: The Gideon Foundation Against Child Sacrifice seeks to stop human sacrifice and offers psycho-social support to victims and survivors. The Foundation creates awareness of children’s rights and lobbies against child sacrifices and ritual murders. Its vision is a nation where children are no longer deprived of security and are free from the violation of their human rights.

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The Oruj Learning Center – Afghanistan

Years: 2007
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: : The Oruj Learning Center (formerly Omid) seeks to provide an education for young girls in remote regions of Afghanistan. Oruj was founded in 2003 by Sadiqa Basiri, who spent many years in Pakistan as a refugee during the Taliban years. On her return, Ms Basiri put up her own money to pay for the education of 30 girls from her home village of Godah. After just two years, Oruj is supporting 1,200 girl students in four schools across Afghanistan. The project continues to grow in attendees, and is providing a valuable service for girls who would otherwise be unable to have an education.

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The Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE) – Kenya

Years: 2009 – 2012
Peace Fellows Deployed: 6

Mission: : The Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE) was founded in 2009 by Kakenya Ntaiya to educate Maasai girls and end female genital cutting. The organization provides life-changing education to empower girls, end harmful traditional practices, and uplift rural communities in Kenya. KCE believes that every girl, no matter where she is born, deserves a chance to dream and achieve her full potential. When a girl is empowered to learn, grow, and lead, the future is bright. This is Kakenya’s Dream.

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Backward Society Education (BASE) – Nepal

Years: 2009 – 2013
Peace Fellows Deployed: 9

Mission: Backward Society Education (BASE) is an NGO that aims to ensure that the children of former Kamaiyas, landless and other poor people (primarily Tharu people) have access and equal rights to free education. It also promotes the abolition of bonded labor and equal rights for all Nepalis. BASE’s mission is to uplift marginalized people including child laborers, disaster-affected people, and victims of armed conflict.

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Sini Sanuman (“Healthy Tomorrow”) – Mali

Years: 2014 – Present
Peace Fellows Deployed: 3

Mission: : Sini Sanuman (“Healthy Tomorrow”) was set up in 2002 to coordinate a campaign by Malian civil society against excision/Female Genital Mutilation. Sini Sanuman works in Mali, West Africa, to convince parents not to have their daughters excised, and excisers to stop excising. The organization work person-to-person, through large public meetings, sometimes with whole villages and through the mass media. They operate from their office in Bamako.

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SOS Femmes en Danger (SOSFED) – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Years: 2008 – 2014
Peace Fellows Deployed: 4

Mission: SOSFED was launched by Marceline Kongolo, a Congolese advocate, to shelter rape survivors while they recover. The campaign also added services as new needs emerged and prepared women for re-entry into society, by teaching them to sew and cultivate. In 2011, SOSFED began to accompany beneficiaries home and help them to reunite with their husbands.

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Women Advocacy Project (WAP) – Zimbabwe

Years: 2018
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: Women Advocacy Project is a registered non-governmental, not for profit making trust for women empowerment. The organization was created in 2012 by a group of women from different communities of Harare. WAP was established after the realization of inadequate attention given to the issues that are affecting women and girls. The organization is committed to promoting the rights of vulnerable and marginalized women and girls in communities in Zimbabwe through holding advocacy campaigns and lobbying for the right of voiceless.

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Care Women Nepal (CWN) – Nepal

Years: 2012 – 2017
Peace Fellows Deployed: 4

Mission:Care Women Nepal was founded in 1998 by Indira Thapa, from Muga, Dhankuta, Nepal. As a young child, Indira witnessed the death of a young women during pregnancy due to a lack of reproductive health services within the region. She decided that she had to act. Indira founded CWN out of a desire to provide reproductive health services to the women in Dhankuta.

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The Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) – Kosovo

Years: 2003, 2006, 2008 – 2009
Peace Fellows Deployed: 4

Mission: The Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) mission is to support, protect and promote the rights and the interests of women and girls throughout Kosova, regardless of their political beliefs, religion, age, level of education, sexual orientation and ability.

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Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) – Nepal

Years: 2008, 2010 – 2012, 2016, 2018
Peace Fellows Deployed: 5

Mission: CAED has been undertaking human rights-based holistic programmes in remote districts in eastern, central and mid-western terai, hills and Karnali regions of Nepal with marginalized communities for more than 15 years, focusing on better utilizing local and non-material resources. CAED’s approach combines both an emphasis on meeting basic economic and health needs along with right’s based empowerment.

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The Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) – Nigeria

Years: 2003, 2006
Peace Fellows Deployed: 4

Mission: Established in 1995, the Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) monitors the status of women’s rights politically and socially, organizes resource centers for women’s groups in Nigeria, and works to educate the public on issues of women’s rights and welfare. WOCON is committed to the enforcement of women’s rights and the attainment of equality, development and peace. It also advocates against trafficking and child slavery.

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The International Roma Women’s Network (IRWN) – Europe

Years: 2002 – Present

Mission: The International Roma Women’s Network was launched on World Roma Day (April 8) 2003, bringing Roma women from 18 European countries together to lobby governments for the rights of Roma women and increase the visibility of Roma culture. IRWN is the first group to bring together Roma women’s groups from Eastern and Western Europe. The organization includes Roma, Sinti, Gypsies and Travellers.

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The Association Bosnian Family (BOSFAM) – Bosnia

Years: 2010 – 2015
Peace Fellows Deployed: 13

Mission: BOSFAM is a non-governmental organization that provides psychosocial and economic assistance to women affected by the Bosnian war of 1992-1995.

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Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) – Afghanistan

Years: 2004 – 2007
Peace Fellows Deployed: 6

Mission: The AWN envisions an Afghanistan in which women & men live in a justice and discrimination free society. Afghan Women’s Network is a non-partisan and non-profit network, whose members are formed of women, women’s organizations and bodies working for women.

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Collateral Repair Project (CRP)- Jordan

Years: 2016 – 2018
Peace Fellows Deployed: 3

Mission: CRP works to bring much-needed assistance to refugees and other victims of war and conflict—those commonly referred to as “collateral damage.” The organization seeks to repair some of this damage and, through these efforts, foster peace and reconciliation.

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The Coalition for Gun Control – Canada

Years: 2010
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: The Coalition for Gun Control is an alliance of more than 300 major policing, public safety and violence prevention organizations whose mission is to reduce and prevent gun violence, injury and crime.

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Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (CCF) – Fiji

Years: 2006
Peace Fellows Deployed: 1

Mission: The Citizens’ Constitutional Forum Limited (CCF) is a non-governmental organisation based in Suva with more than 20 years’ experience in community education and advocacy on Fiji’s Constitution, democracy, human rights and multiculturalism.