Peacebuilding

Preventing Violent Conflict

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We are changing U.S. foreign policy from one that is overly militarized to one that prevents, mitigates, and transforms violent conflict. We focus on peacefully preventing and ending violent conflict and reforming U.S. counterterrorism policy. By building support in Congress and the administration, we are increasing civilian capacities through the State Department and USAID to address violent conflict and extremism.


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  1. Background Support the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act 

    S.1158, H.R.3030

    Preventing genocide and mass atrocities advances U.S. national security interests, saves taxpayer dollars, and saves lives. As Syria demonstrates, the outbreak of atrocities leads to significant consequences, feeding into the possibility for repeated cycles of violence. The outbreak of such violence also undermines American leadership, values, and economic interests.

  2. Background An Infrastructure for Peace 

    To build peace, the U.S. needs to lead with responses that prevent, reduce, transform and help people recover from violence in all forms. Since 2001, FCNL has worked to move U.S. foreign policy in this direction. We have made progress: the U.S. now has some infrastructure in place to prevent violence and build peace. The rhetoric of peacebuilding is starting to penetrate.

  3. Background Invest in Smart Security 

    Investing in peacebuilding is investing in smart security. Peacebuilding produces a substantial positive effect on the wider economy. One dollar spent on peacebuilding translates to two dollars of economic activity. Plus, preventing war in the first place is still 60 times cheaper than fighting it.

  4. Background Understanding Genocide & Mass Atrocities Prevention 

    Following the Holocaust, the United States and international community vowed to “never again” stand idly by in the face of genocide.

  5. A Necessary Good

    U.S. Leadership on Preventing Mass Atrocities

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More on Peacebuilding

Press Release Senate Votes to End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen as Peace Talks Progress 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) today celebrated both the historic Senate vote to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and the breakthrough in the Yemen peace negotiations.

Action Alert Breaking: The Senate Voted to Make “Never Again” A Reality 

Fantastic news! The Senate passed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S. 1158) with overwhelming bipartisan support!

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Senate for Passing Elie Wiesel Act, Preventing Genocide and Violent Conflict 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded the Senate for passing the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158). Named after Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, the bill ensures the U.S. government is equipped with the most constructive and cost-effective tools to address the root causes of violent conflict.

Press Release Senate Votes for Ending Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s historic Senate vote to advance legislation ending American participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It calls on the Senate to immediately vote on final passage, and for the House to also take up this legislation and end illegal military involvement in Yemen’s civil war once and for all.

Update Breaking: The House Just Voted to Reduce Violence 

Last night the House of Representatives took a crucial, bipartisan step to reduce violent conflict by passing the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act!

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