Peace Brigades at work in Ecudar. Image Sourced From Their Flickr Account. Peace Brigades International (PBI) is an international NGO that has been promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights for over 30 years. They send teams of international volunteers to areas of conflict at the request of local human rights defenders (HRDs) who are threatened because of their legitimate, nonviolent, human rights activities.
In Focus85 Stephen McCloskey wrote about the human rights situation of Palestinians after a trip to the West Bank In November 2009, an Irish delegation of 22 people visited the West Bank to assess the human rights situation for Palestinians living under occupation. Our programme included meetings with human rights activists and NGOs based in both Palestine and Israel. The recurring issues that surfaced