Forming Diverse Committees
Alongside our local partners, we bring together key representatives from across the community including religious leaders, women, youth, ethnic minorities, and members of other vulnerable groups. Peace Committee members are democratically elected by the community. This is intended to ensure the Committee represents and is trusted by the whole community.
Participatory Community Mapping and Community Action Plans
Invisible Children and our partners lead Peace Committees through a process that identifies each community’s unique strengths, resources, and vulnerabilities. Using this information, we work together to develop Community Action Plans for how to reduce internal vulnerabilities and safely respond to external threats in order to minimize the impacts of violent conflict.
Training and Development
We provide Peace Committee members and the broader community with regular training in response to locally identified needs which include everything from techniques for peaceful conflict mediation, to recognizing and coping with symptoms of trauma, to preventing gender-based violence. These trainings help to strengthen the resilience of communities and equip them with tools to address challenges as they arise.
Invisible Children supports local Peace Committees along the border region between eastern Central African Republic (CAR), northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and South Sudan.