The Federation for Social Defence

The Federation for Social Defence was founded in 1989 by a number of organisations including Pax Christi, DFG-VK, German FOR and Living Without Armament, involving personalities of the peace movement like Petra K. Kelly, Prof. Dr. Theodor Ebert and Roland Vogt. . A milestone in the development of the BSV was the Balkan Peace Team (1994-2001), the establishment of the Civil Peace Service in 2001 and the nonviolence training campaign "Paths Out of Violence”. Currently the BSV inter alia supports partners in Belarus and is running a campaign on Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping (UCP). The BSV is a section of War Resisters' International.


For the meeting Council of War Resisters' International in May 2018, the BSV has submitted a report in English language. Here you can find it.