Crucial to the establishment and maintenance of a just society is the promotion and prioritization of human rights principles through practices, behaviors, and attitudes. Securing impartial, objective, and independent transitional justice mechanisms is of the utmost importance for post-conflict recovery and the prevention of future human rights abuses. We believe undertaking this work both locally and regionally is the only way to create sustainable and prosperous post-conflict societies which ultimately reflect these values.

We train and support local organizations in monitoring risk factors associated with intergroup violence and mass atrocities. We also train organizations on when and how to sound the alarm if situations worsen. We are determined to expand the support we give to local early conflict mitigation and prevention systems, and to organizations and coalitions who focus on preventing and stopping localized threats and manifestations of violence before they escalate. Additionally, we work to establish and promote local-level democratization initiatives, particularly those that connect young people to local civil society.

Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI)
To overcome the culture of impunity for sexual violence in conflict by strengthening the prosecution of sexual violence in conflicts, thus increasing the prospects for successful convictions. As part of the International Protocol’s Bosnian launch, PCRC was additionally asked to feature its work in the field of women’s rights advocacy by organizing a specialized multimedia educational program entitled Breaking the Silence and Stigma.
Countering Violent Extremism Through Social Media
To equip young people from across BiH with the skills necessary to counter extremist narratives online, PCRC has partnered with the International Organization for Migration. PCRC is developing, and will deliver, an educational curriculum about countering hate speech and divisive narratives on the web for young people in targeted municipalities across BiH.
Resonant Voices Initiative
The Resonant Voices hosted a regional hackathon in Durres, Albania in September 2017 for civil society members to refine and pitch projects designed to counter violent extremism (CVE) online. PCRC adapted our Ordinary Heroes Peacebuilding Program for the online space, winning third prize and walking away with project funding and mentorship.
Preventing and Responding to Genocide and Mass Atrocity Crimes
For the past five years, PCRC has been working in partnership with the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect to organize a series of regional seminars that educate participants about the causes and dynamics of genocide and related atrocity crimes, how to recognize the warning signs of potential conflict, and the various policies and mechanisms that exist to prevent genocide and mass atrocity crimes.