Lines of action
Strengthening human rights defenders
Strengthen an ecosystem of social change that confronts authoritarianism by accompanying movements and people who defend human rights through nonviolence. NOVACT aims to strengthen them from a holistic perspective, based on social environmentalism and gender justice, which fosters coordination and community power building at the service of fundamental civil and politicalrights.
Preventing violent conflictss
Strengthening and accompanying the role of civil societies as a central actor in conflict prevention, at the service of reducing violence and building peace. NOVACT is committed to a prevention strategy based on nonviolence and human security that focuses on preventing authoritarianism, extremist violence, and negative polarisation, building social cohesion, and contributing to nonviolent conflict transformation.
Preventing corporate abuses in a context of conflict
NOVACT denounces the abuses and impunity of corporate power and supports the development of binding legislation to hold companies accountable based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Some of the worst abuses by business occur in contexts of armed conflict and military occupation, at border crossings and where authoritarian states need to control political dissent.
Building innovative alternatives
To foster new productive and social relationships that encourage local, ethical, and responsible consumption, and facilitate progress towards nonviolence, ecological and financial justice, with the aim of solidifying digital, monetary, and participatory innovations. In countering authoritarianism, NOVACT wants to construct community alternatives that reinforce the common good.
Adapting to our values and challenges
Strengthen the internal direction of NOVACT to become an increasingly nonviolent, horizontal, and feminist organization. Establish a political communication strategy committed to internal training to consolidate a common narrative with a social base and institutional presence.