Organizations like Peace Brigades International and Nonviolent Peaceforce, to name just two, have been doing precisely this kind of unarmed civilian peacekeeping with remarkable small-scale successes in places like Colombia, South Sudan and Sri Lanka, which have situations comparable to that of Syria.
What does NP stand for?
NP stands for Nonviolent Peaceforce
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We have 60 other meanings of NP in our Acronym Attic
- Non-Pro (hardware)
- Nonpolar (chemistry)
- Nonpublished (number)
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MRDA and the Nonviolent Peaceforce stepped in to face the challenge of mediating between the two conflicting communities in order to restore peace and unity.
They helped found Nonviolent Peaceforce in 2002, a global peacekeeping organization composed of trained civilians from around the world who apply proven non-violent strategies like protective accompaniment and rumor abatement in areas with conflict.
Jaleel is a former staff of Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) at Mutur in Sri Lanka, who later went to Mindanao to work with the NP in their Mindanao project four months ago.
Omar Jalil, 36, a member of the Nonviolent Peaceforce group, was seized on Friday by nine gunmen from his residence in the coastal town of Lamitan on the island of Basilan.
Nancy Wrenn is retired from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and now works on global causes, which include WILPF's disarmament study group, the Coalition for a Strong UN, and the Boston area Nonviolent Peaceforce.
A group called Nonviolent Peaceforce is proving that it's possible.