OWP Advocacy

The Organization for World Peace provides a critical voice in the international system, promoting peaceful and innovative solutions to complex issues. In doing so, the OWP seeks not only to educate the public, but to lobby those with significant influence to use their power to make decisions that promote peace and protect those who are most vulnerable.

The OWP advocates on a range of issues, all with an inherent link to peace and eradicating violent conflict. These issues include disarmament and the de-escalation of conflict and tension, the protection of human rights, and encouraging cooperation on complex issues.

Peace without Justice
is an impossibility.

Desmond Tutu

I remain convinced that most human conflicts can be solved through genuine open dialogue conducted with a spirit of openness and reconciliation.

The Dalai Lama XIV

The OWP Advocacy team promotes the consideration of peaceful solutions to complex issues by providing thorough research and well-thought out recommendations to resolve conflict. This includes directly lobbying decision makers and key actors to take actions that promote peaceful resolution to these issues. We endeavor to publish our advocacy work for all to see, and for others to share. 

The OWP's Advocacy Letters

U.S. Humanitarian Aid to Yemen

TO: Adam Smith, Chairman of the US House Armed Services Committee

ACTION: To increase United States humanitarian aid to Yemen and stop cutting humanitarian aid funds.

Prevention of civilian deaths in U.S. military activities

TO: Pete Visclosky, Chairman of the United States Defense Appropriations Subcommittee

ACTION: Approve funding request for better tracking and prevention of civilian deaths in fight against terrorism abroad.

Protect the rights of indigenous people in Malaysia

TO: Y.A.B. Tuan Amirudin Shari of the Selangor Government.

ACTION: Stop the degazetting of Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve

Knox County Jail Visitation Rights

TO: Director David Fathi of the American Civil Liberties Union.

ACTION: Support lawsuits to reinstate the visitation rights of prisoners in Knox County jail.

Repeal PACR

TO: Director Jesse Bless of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

ACTION: Support lawsuits against the unjust Prompt Asylum Claim Review policy.

Our Analysis and Recommendations

Nile River Water Crisis Report

This report provides in-depth analysis of the Grand Ethiopian Rannaissance Dam (GERD) project, its effects on access to water and consequent political tension between actors in the Nile River basin.

The Global Arms Trade Report

In this report, we analyse key issues in the global arms trade that prevent peace, perpetuate conflict and ensure instability. The report aims to provide a set of realistic recommendations to reduce the flow of arms.

Want to get involved?

If you are interested in becoming an OWP advocate, please see the advocates page in our careers section.