Pensamiento y Acción Social (PAS), is a Colombian non-governmental organization that has more than 16 years of experience accompanying and advising communities and civil society organizations. During these years, PAS has developed participatory methodologies and strategies for the territorial construction of peace and the defense of human rights with a differential approach. We seek to strengthen the capacities of civil society organizations for political advocacy, the creation of networks and alliances, risk analysis and security management, and research through three areas of work: Peacebuilding, Rights Human and territories, Security and Protection.
Strengthen social subjects to build - together with organizations and social movements - an integral and sustainable peace in Colombia. Our purpose is to increase our country's capacities for collective action, the defense of democracy, and the guarantee of human rights and the Rights of Peoples.
Pensamiento y Acción Social is recognized for its contribution to the construction of peace in Colombia and for the defense of human rights through dialogue in alliance with other actors of organized civil society.
Respect the diversity of gender, generation, ethnicity and culture.
Recognize democracy and the social rule of law as bases for the construction of peace.
Respect and defend human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Recognize peace as a human right.
Opt for construction "from the ground up."
Consider the communities, leaders and leaders that it supports and accompanies as the protagonists of social and political change.
¿How do we Work?
With a Differential Approach
We promote joint work and the exchange of knowledge between indigenous communities and organizations, afro-descendants, peasants, women and youth from different regions, which represent all the ethnic and cultural of Colombian society. We seek that all ethnic groups and cultural groups put an end to the inequities and injustices in the relations between genders, generations, and man and nature.
With a Grassroots Approach
Understood as a collective and participatory construction, which starts from the needs and particularities of the bases from the organizations, communities and partner networks that we work with. This construction feeds on permanent dialogue with partners, allies and other social sectors at the regional, national and international levels.
Understood as a set of principles, experiences, practices, and guidelines, complementary and articulated with each other. In this framework, PAS and its partners consider that peace is not decreed, it is a social process that is built from the communities, from the victims, and with all sectors of society that opt for the negotiated solution of conflicts. This peace recognizes diversity, is inclusive and integral, is lived daily, and has social justice as a support.
PAS knows that its mission, vision, and ethical principles are shared by other national and international organizations and entities. For this reason, PAS joins efforts with other organizations to develop, empower, and provide sustainability to the actions that we carry out around our three strategic lines.