Our core values are a respect for human dignity and individual agency. We are independent, principled, and open-minded. We are impartial, but not neutral in that we reject all forms of violence, including coercive exercise of power and abuse of human rights.
Indie Peace is more than its founders – we work with peace practitioners from around the world who share our vision and values -working together to foster a more just society based on ethics, empathy and reason.
Larissa has over 25 years’ experience managing humanitarian, conflict transformation & civic engagement programmes in the former Soviet Union and has a wealth of expertise in political and conflict analysis, facilitation of research and cross-conflict dialogue processes, including high level policy dialogues.
Larissa has worked for a number of international organisations in Russia in the North Caucasus and also in the South Caucasus, Central Asia and Ukraine. Between 2006 – 2019, Larissa worked as senior adviser for the Eurasia region at International Alert, after which she founded Independent Peace Associates.
Juliet has over 20 years’ experience managing conflict transformation & civic engagement programmes in the former Soviet Union & western Balkans, working with organisations VSO and International Alert, bringing a wealth of expertise in programme management, design, monitoring & evaluation. She has managed research, dialogue, public education & advocacy initiatives, bringing together conflicting sides, fostering youth engagement, critical thinking & promoting social justice.
Juliet also has a degree in Psychosocial Studies and recently has been exploring the use of arts & culture-based approaches for social change inspired by her engagement with cultural dialogue between writers, artists, musicians and public figures from across the Caucasus.