The CPS Approach: Dealing with the past
In many Civil Peace Service (CPS) partner countries, society is deeply divided after years of war and violent conflict. Hatred and mistrust have become the norm, and there is a high probability that violence will erupt again, which significantly hampers the peace and development processes in these countries. The CPS therefore supports local efforts to recognise and deal with violence and injustice and to promote peaceful coexistence. The specific CPS approach is described in this short paper, the work in Guatemala and Cambodia taken as examples.
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