International Nonviolent Intervention

Civilian Peacekeeping / Unarmed Civilian Protection

2014 the BSV has started a campaign to promote Civilian Peacekeeping as an alterantive to military-based protection of civilians in war. Our work has been guided by the spearheading efforts of the INGO Nonviolent Peaceforce which we co-founded among many other international NGOs.

Turkey

The BSV supports the campaign "Stop the Circle of Violence" in Turkey, and is member of the international working group on Turkey consisting of members of War Resisters' International, Fellowship of Reconciliation Austria, Connection e.V: and the BSV.

Belarus

The BSV supports a citizens' rights organization in Belarus, Nash Dom (Our House).  Their (Bela-)Russian website can be reached here. They have an English website: https://news.house/

Protection from Afar. How to Support People in Turkey and Visitors to Turkey in Cases of Persecution and Arbitrary Arrest

02.09.2020
Arbitrary arrests are part of everyday life in Turkey, especially since the attempted coup in the summer of2016. Turkish citizens and people with Turkish roots are particularly affected, and to a much lesser extent internationals. Common to all these cases are vague accusations such as support for terrorism or membership in terrorist organizations. How can persecuted people in Turkey be protected from a distance - i.e. from outside Turkey - and what should be done in the event of arrest? Is a public outcry of indignation in any case the right way? The brochure is addressed to people and...Weiterlesen

Jetzt: Spenden für Belarus

17.08.2020
Proteste am 30. August 2020. Minsk, Belarus (Weißrussland)
"Die Ereignisse in Belarus lassen uns nicht kalt. Seit 15 Jahren unterstützt der BSV die Menschenrechtsverteidiger von Unser Haus in Belarus. Wir können und wollen nicht untätig bleiben, während unsere Freund*innen bedroht, verhaftet und gefoltert werden." Der Erfolg der Revolution ist noch nicht sicher! Am gestrigen Sonntag hat die Opposition in Belarus einen gewaltigen Sieg davon getragen. Eine halbe Million Belaruss*innen demonstrierte friedlich gegen Polizeigewalt und Wahlbetrug, etwa hundertmal mehr Menschen als Lukaschenko für seine eigene “Massenveranstaltung” am morgen mobilisieren...Weiterlesen