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CHECA HIDALGO, Diego. Noviolencia en zonas de conflicto: Brigadas Internacionales de Paz. Convergencia [online]. 2008, vol.15, n.48, pp.137-161. ISSN 2448-5799.

This paper has the objective to investigate the Peace Brigades International (PBI) work and its contributions to the field of nonviolent international conflict management in situations with high levels of violence through the protection of human rights' activists. Currently, many civil society actors increasingly contribute to conflict transformation and peace-building through nonviolent international interventions. With 27 years of existence, hundreds of activists protected in eleven countries, and twelve projects developed along its history, PBI is one of the most successful cases in the world. Due to the structure developed since its creation and the work methodology used by this organization, PBI contributed to the nonviolent conflict transformation through the protection of human rights' activists and organizations which were under threat of violence. This action allows the individuals and organizations' empowerment. This work strengths human security and expands the nonviolent movement in those places where it works

Keywords : nonviolence; nonviolent international intervention in conflicts; human security; civil society.

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