“Peace is not everything; but without peace, everything is nothing.” – Willy Brandt
The International Organization for Peace Building and Social Justice (PSJ) is a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) which exists to promote peace building and social justice in Nigeria. It has no political affiliations and does not intend to transmute into a political party. It is established to conscientiously change the deep-rooted narratives that obliterate the peaceful co-existence of communities through evidence-based research and information.
We exist for one purpose, to speak truth to power and advocate the causes of the poor and voiceless.
We stand for peace and unity of Nigeria; we stand for social justice for all – irrespective of religious affiliation, ethnicity, political ideology, and other forms that currently divide us.
PSJ is set out to facilitate the process of collaboration across civil societies, the public and private sectors, the government and research bodies to foster inclusion, equity, and social justice for the deprived and marginalized.
Our programs are geared towards transformative and sustainable change which is achieved by advocating for evidence-based peace building legislation and policies. Our overall aim is to proactively advance the course of research and evidence-based information as an integral tool in addressing social injustices, changing hegemonic ideologies and narratives that fuel violence, and holding government accountable in the process of peace building and social justice.
PSJ, therefore, is committed to growing coalitions and alliances among like-minded groups and organizations to galvanize a movement that will build and sustain a culture of peace amidst cultural and religious differences for generations to come.