Mouvement pour une Alternative Non- violente (MAN)


In their own wordsMAN aims to put forward the specific contribution of non-violence in the everyday life, education and social and political fights. MAN wants to promote the principles and the methods of non-violent strategy, to support a positive resolution of the interpersonal, intercommunity or international conflicts. By thinking, acting and training, MAN thus seeks to promote justice and freedom.


  • Le Mouvement pour une Alternative Non- violente (MAN) does not publish financial information, reflecting a lack of transparency and accountability.
  • The Lyon (France) branch of MAN is responsible for MAN’s projects in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
  • MAN Lyon has received local government funding from La Région Auvergne- Rhône- Alpes and La Région Provence- Alpes- Côte d’Azur:
Région Auvergne- Rhône- Alpes €17,500€68,510€56,937€27,500
Région Provence- Alpes- Côte d'Azur€31,000
  • In 2016, following changes to the  La Région Auvergne- Rhône- Alpes council, MAN did not receive local government funding for its projects in the West Bank, but continues to receive general support for its activities.


  • MAN is a politicized NGO that partners with highly biased groups in its projects in Israel and the West Bank.
  • In 2016, “MAN Lyon was involved in a project that supported three Israeli organizations working for peace…the three organizations are De-Colonizer, Windows for Communication, and Two States One Homeland.” It is not clear if this support included funding for these organizations.
    • The organization De-Colonizer, which claims that the “occupation started at the daylight of the Zionist immigration,” was founded by Eitan Bronstein, founder the NGO Zochrot. Zochrot supports a “One State Solution” or a “de-Zionized Palestine,” and refers to Israel as having an “ethnicized and racialized Zionist” system.
    • MAN, together with CCFD-Terre Solidaire and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Foundation, funded De-Colonizer’s creating a map depicting “Colonialism in Destru(A)ction,” aiming “to show the historical continuum of the ongoing colonial project until today, and gives an indication on what might be the future if there is no political international substantial mobilization to stop Israel.”

BDS Activities

Project in the West Bank and Gaza


MAN is member of the Platform of French NGOs for Palestine and partners with BDS France, CCFD- Terre Solidaire, Pax Christi- France, among others.

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