Peace Support ​

IIOHR Peace Support ​

International Initiative Organization For Human Right supports the engagement of faith- and tradition-oriented insider mediators and peacemakers in inclusive peace and peace-building processes.

The work done in the Peace Support cluster emphasizes mediation, long-term peace initiatives, intra- and inter-faith dialogues, and capacity building as tools for conflict transformation. The focus of the work done in the cluster is to ensure that grassroots voices are heard and taken into consideration both at local as well as international levels.

To add to this, the Peace Support work done by the International Initiative Organization For Human Right includes conflict analyses and mappings, technical consultations, capacity building initiatives, and the facilitation of dialogue processes.

CASE EXAMPLE: Marrakesh Declaration

The Marrakesh Declaration is a milestone for the rights of individuals to freely practice their religion in countries with a Muslim majority.

The declaration was issued in January 2016 following a conference of over 300 Islamic leaders, ministers, muftis and religious scholars from more than 100 countries. ​

The declaration demonstrates the commitment of Muslim leaders to realist peaceful coexistence between different faiths in predominantly Muslim countries. It also calls for the leaders of other religions to support peace and equality in countries with Muslim minorities. ​ The Global Network for Peace and Dialogue Secretariat and partner organizations have been closely involved in the preparations of the declaration.

The Network Secretariat has been requested to support the implementation of the declaration through concrete action.

Thematic Expertise on Preventing Violent Extremism

International Initiative Organization For Human Right – IIOHR places special emphasis on identifying and evolving thematic and geographic focuses to more effectively support the engagement of religious and traditional peacemakers in inclusive peace and peace-building processes.

International Initiative Organization For Human Right – IIOHR follows global to regional trends and anticipated scenarios in order to address and answer timely needs of both local and international actors. ​

​ International Initiative Organization For Human Right – IIOHR develops its thematic expertise in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) through in-depth research that focuses on creating context sensitive and context specific knowledge based on primary sources.

To add to this, the Network brings together relevant actors for the collaborative planning of effective models and modes of actions based on the knowledge gathered through research.