The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR) is a nonviolence movement that works for peace and justice. Our aim is a world free from violence, be it in the form of war, oppression or injustice.
We bring people together in the hope of a new society – a world of peace and justice, where military might is disarmed and where conflicts are prevented by peaceful means. One of our contributions is being a presence in areas of conflict. We support local peace actors in various parts of the world in their work to strengthen human rights and build peace, through non-violent methods.
SweFOR also analyses security and defence policy in Sweden and is pushing for world leaders to sign up to forceful disarmament agreements and to prevent violent conflict. Together with our partner organizations, we raise awareness and campaign against the trade in and production of weapons. Training in non-violence, conflict and religious dialogue are regularly organised by us. SweFOR is a member of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR).
”There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”Mahatma Gandhi
Our work for peace
At SweFOR, we have extensive experience accompanying human rights defenders and other peaceful civil society actors.
Every year, SweFOR sends peace observers to countries of conflict to participate in the work for peace, democracy and human rights. They become part of a global network trained to report human rights abuses and to protect the people who actively work for peace and justice. Currently, we are implementing international accompaniment projects in Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia.
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SweFOR provides support and works together with nonviolence movements in South Sudan, Western Sahara and Colombia.
Through nonviolent methods, SweFOR works for peace and human rights together with our partner organizations. We organize trainings and exchanges in South Sudan and Western Sahara and support the rights of conscientious objectors in Colombia.
SweFOR works to prevent armed violence and improve the regulation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in the world.
SweFOR supports our partner organizations in their advocacy work to reduce access and demand for weapons. By financing studies and research from a civil society perspective, we contribute to a better understanding of the causes and consequenses of armed violence. Through networking and exchanges between organizations, we strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to work for disarmament and arms control.
You are most welcome to contact us!
Click on the links above for specific contact information to staff working with your area of interest, or use the contact information below.
+46 (0)8 453 68 40
Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation / Kristna Fredsrörelsen
Box 140 38
167 14 Bromma