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Syrian refugees in Lebanon hugely impacted by ongoing economic and COVID-19 crises

The situation in Lebanon has been steadily deteriorating, and is projected to get much worse. Syrian refugees are among those worst off. The Refugee Protection Watch Coalition (RPW), of which PAX is part of, has interviewed hundreds of Syrian refugees…

“Palestinian women need to be heard”

How does the corona crisis exacerbate the already difficult situation for Palestinians? To find out, PAX’s general director Anna Timmerman talked with Lucy Nusseibeh, the founder and chairperson of Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND), one of PAX’s partner organizations…

Indigenous Guard in Colombia wins award

The Indigenous Guard of Cauca in Colombia has received a prestigious international human rights award. The group, Kiwe Thegnas (Defenders of Life and Territory), were granted the award in a virtual ceremony. The award is given annually by the Irish…

Deadly drones increasingly deployed in conflicts, more control is needed

The rapidly growing use of deadly drones is profoundly shaping state and armed groups’ capacities to wage war. It could have significant regional security implications. In a new report, titled Violent Skies, peace organization PAX conducted research on the use…

Norwegian Government Pension Fund: exclude nuclear weapons producers from investments

The ethical committee of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund recommended this week to include significant policy improvements on issues that PAX has advocated for, including nuclear weapons, lethal autonomous weapons and controversial arms trade. In brief, it builds the norm…

Interview with Susi Snyder, Don’t Bank on the Bomb

On June 6th, we at Pressenza premiered our latest documentary film, “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons”. For this film, we interviewed 14 people, experts in their fields, who were able to provide insight into the history of…

New Deutsche Bank policy expands exclusion nuclear weapons producers

We publish here the report from the Don’t Bank on the Bomb campaign on Deutsche Bank’s announcement to tighten up their policy on investments in “controversial weapons”: By Maaike Beenes of Pax. Deutsche Bank announced today it has expanded its…

329 financial institutions shamed for assisting nuclear weapon production

Today marked the release by PAX, the Dutch peace organisation, of their annual Don’t Bank on the Bomb report. This year’s report is more relevant than ever given last year’s historic agreement by 122 countries on the text of the…

Japanese companies divest from cluster bombs

Four Japanese banks and insurance companies have stopped certain investments in producers making cluster bombs, according to reports today in several Japanese media outlets (in Japanese): Mainichi Newspaper, TV Asahi, Jiji Tsushin, Asahi Newspaper, and Tokyo Newspaper The reports say…

Pax Christi International – Peace Award 2015

Pax Christi International – Peace Award 2015 Women, Peace and Security Collective for Reflection and Action (Colombia) PRESS RELEASE, Brussels, 23 February 2015 The 2015 Pax Christi International Peace Award has been granted to the Women, Peace and Security Collective for…

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