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Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU),

Second Street Haji Yaqoob, Dist.- 4, House No.: 299, Shar-e-Now
Kabul
Afghanistan

Phone No.: +93(0)202211083
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E-mail adress:info@cpau.org.af
 admin@cpau.org.af
Internet:http://www.cpau.org.af
Contact person: Kanishka Nawabi

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In October 1996, a small group of committed Afghans began seeking ways to help foster peace in Afghanistan. They met together and talked about forming an organization through which they are able to expand their objectives and try to promote peace in Afghanistan.
Eventually, they established the Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) - the first Afghan organization to work for peace - as a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization, furthering the interest of no political entity in Afghanistan or elsewhere.

CPAU works for the promotion of knowledge and awareness of peace, social justice, and human rights as the foundation upon which the future development of Afghanistan will be built. Through direct encouragement and participation in active peacebuilding, CPAU hopes to contribute to the creation of a viable alternative to war and violence, as the first step towards building a lasting peace.
CPAU is also the first Afghan-led research organization in Afghanistan with the aim of building up the capacity of Afghans to conduct quality research at a competitive level, and help empower Afghan civil society to take a leadership role in research, advocacy and policy formulation in peace and development processes and debates nationally; giving ownership back to Afghans.

CPAU:
• builds, trains and supports Peace Councils,
• delivers education and workshops on human rights, women´s rights, conflict resolution and legal awareness, and
• provides linkages and support workers for the informal and formal justice systems.

Activities:
• Building Peace Locally is a collection of initiatives that reflects CPAU´s commitment and mission to develop a capacity for conflict resolution through a participatory approach that encourages community engagement, builds trust and can transform conflict issues by developing structures and mechanisms that allow for the peaceful resolution of disputes.
• Peacecouncil Work and Justice Support Workers: CPAU peacecouncils work on both criminal cases involving violence, as well as civil disputes surrounding land ownership, inheritance disputes and property claims. Justice Support Workers (JSW) –individuals fully trained in either formal or Sharia Law. Justice Support Workers can assist councils, claimants or defendants with legal issues and provide clarification on points of law.
• Research
• Fight for Peace: Fight For Peace Project (FFP) is Afghan Girl´s boxing team, created by CPAU in 2007.
• CPAU-International: CPAU International is an organisation that is investing in peace. Our team of professionals and our package of services exist to facilitate investment into Afghanistan through consultancy, capacity development and representation. We provide services to build and strengthen organisations ability to operate in Afghanistan, and we are able to develop programs and initiatives for development partners, businesses and government aimed at reducing conflict and improving lives in Afghanistan.

Kanishka Nawabi is the Chairman of the Board of the Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU).

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