Network for Building Peace Western Balkans

Based in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Network for Building Peace is made up of 100 members. Each of the members are leading peace and human rights organisations working in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Network exists to contribute to building a Bosnia-Herzegovina where conflicts are resolved non-violently. With this aim, they are creating frameworks for joint, coordinated activities of a number of civil society organisations, local government, the business sector, media and government institutions.

The Network has prepared a number of resources that provide information on different peace organisations in the region, including Peace Calendar, Directory of Donors and a monthly Peace Newsletter. 

The Network for Building Peace is aiming towards comprehensive renewal of social and economic life in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to long-term enhancement of the whole society to deal with difference and conflicts in a constructive and non-violent way, in that way creating a framework for joint, coordinated activities of a number of civil society organizations, local government, business sector, media and governmental institutions.

Our goal is influencing and contributing to concrete actions related to the following areas of public policy which are recognized as crucial for long-term building peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina: a) education, b) security, c) regional development, d) protection and promotion of human and minority rights, e) dealing with the past and transitional justice, f) gender equality, g) culture of public dialogue and democracy, h) strengthening civil society and building true peace, i) building trust between BiH people and nations, j) constructive influence towards political structures in BiH, and k) improving coexistence in BiH.

Last updated: August 2016