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Peacebuilding Principles

  1. Responds to the root causes of violent conflict, including unjust relationships and structures, in addition to addressing its effects and symptoms.

  2. Is based on long-term commitment.

  3. Uses a comprehensive approach that focuses on grassroots while strategically engaging actors at middle-range and top levels of leadership.

  4. Requires an in-depth and participatory analysis.

  5. Provides a methodology to achieve right relationships that should be integrated into all programming.

  6. Strategically includes advocacy at local, national and global levels to transform unjust structures and systems.

  7. Builds upon indigenous non-violent approaches to conflict transformation and reconciliation.

  8. Is driven by community-defined needs and involves as many stakeholders as possible.

  9. Is done through partners who represent the diversity of where we work and share common values.

  10. Strengthens and contributes to a vibrant civil society that promotes peace.

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