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We learn Peace in Peace Zone in Uganda!

JUL 2016

We learn Peace in Peace Zone in Uganda!
Teaching the 10 articles of Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War and Making Peace Zone in Uganda

 

There has been a rise in peace movements through Uganda's Action to Save Children and Their Rights(ASCAR), a peace organization in Uganda. ASCR's representative, Hamuza Kasozi held a signing campaign for supporting the DPCW and educated students on the 10 articles of the DPCW from the 22nd of May, 2016. Additionally, they have set up and been operating peace zone for students.
The students, who are the future of Uganda where peace is desperately needed, are learning the 10 articles of the DPCW. Mr. Hamuza Kasozi, who personally educated the students, said "students participated in the education with great interest, and they all wanted to sign in support of the Declaration after the education. Students now are filled with high expectations that peace will indeed come true. The education has strongly motivated the students on peace and made them seek for what they can do in order to achieve peace."

Also, Kasozi held another signing campaign during a local athletic event and it has been a great success. The local residents who participated in the event are making several contacts to ask when events like this will happen again.

A noticeable part that needs more attention is the peace zone that had been organized for students. Following is what Hamuza Kasozi said about the meaning of the peace zone and what he expects from the project.
“Peace zone will be a place where we will have seminars for peace in order to educate people about the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War. People who long for peace will gather there. We are mapping out the possibilities of various activities so that this place will be a crucial place for peace in Africa. Students will learn about peace gradually by cooperating through activities such as board game tournaments. As a matter of fact, it is not easy to gather people and have them listen to the news on peace. We are developing strategies to have many people come. This will be the headquarter for peace in Uganda."
We hope and anticipate that peace zone will be widely spread and set up in different nations of the world starting from the passion and devotion for peace in Uganda.

 

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IPYG PEACE Workshop in Egypt

JUL 2016

Run Together with the youth in Egypt for peace
IPYG PEACE Workshop in Egypt

SOHAG, Egypt - On July 16th to 17th, news of peace spread from Egypt, Northern part of Africa. 6 leaders of NGOs, 32 volunteers, and the international Peace Youth Group(IPYG) had the IPYG Peace Workshop to achieve peace in the Youth Leader Center in Sohag, which lies on the west bank of the Nile.
The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) proclaimed on March 14th, 2016 was shared and the reason why international law needs to be established is discussed on the first day. Every person signed to support the advocacy of it. The following day, peace movements of HWPL were explained and 6 leaders of NGOs promised to work together with it for peace. On this day, the host of TharwatSalama of Horus Foundation for Development and training said “For me, I was very happy because I could achieve something wonderful and support world peace. Participants said they were willing to support the peace and the international law for cessation of war. All the participants thought that how can they spread the culture of peace and support the Declaration of World peace and cessation of war. After the presentation, they united their mind for world peace and they want to work with HWPL & IPYG.”
This event in Egypt, a transcontinental country spanning the Middle East and North Africa, will spread the wave of peace not only through nearby 6 countries but also other ones in the Middle East.
IPYG, under HWPL, is currently cooperating with 706 youth organizations in 103 states to make the world peaceful against wars and conflicts. Its prime activities are Peace Walks, Peace Academies, and Legislate Peace Campaigns, which are being operated in 167 nations and will also in Northern part of Africa and the Middle East.

 

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Conveying Peace Through a Song

JUN 2016

Conveying Peace Through a Song

Students of HWPL Peace Academies take part in the Peace Song Marathon

Students of an HWPL Peace Academy in India are taking part in the Peace Song Marathon. On 13 April 2016, Samsara School first uploaded a video of them singing a peace song. After them, students of Savitri Bai Phule Balika Inter College sang the peace song. This song, sung by the children with hopes of peace, is awakening many people around the world to the importance of peace.

What is especially notable is that these students are supporting the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, which was proclaimed on 14 March. Moreover, they are waiting for supporting signatures from presidents. In the Peace Song video of Samsara School, there is a scene where the school president signs her support. Students of HWPL Peace Academies are taking the lead in advocating the realization of true peace. This work is in accordance with the message of HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee, “Peace cannot be achieved by a single individual, company, or country, but achieved by efforts of all family members of the global community.” Samsara school and Savitri Bai Phule Balika Inter College will continue to implement the HWPL Peace Education, and the peace song will spread throughout India, reaching more schools. 

 

Click on the link below to watch the Peace Song video of Samsara School, which was designated as an HWPL Peace Academy.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=32Et_4s2WO0

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IPYG won the AIESEC Youth Speaking Forum in 2016, Malaysia

JUN 2016

IPYG won the AIESEC Youth Speaking Forum in 2016, Malaysia

IPYG, the Voice of Peace filled the minds of the Future Leaders in Malaysia

 

At the AIESEC Youth Speak Forum which was held on 14 May 2016 at Miri Curtin University, Malaysia, the IPYG Team won an award for Excellent Workshop. AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences) is an independent, non-for-profit organization run by students. Over 50,000 students of 1,700 universities in 110 countries are active members of the organization. 

The IPYG has maintained close ties with members of the Malaysian chapter and headquarters of AIESEC. While preparing to carry out peace activities together, the IPYG was introduced to a person in charge of the AIESEC Youth Speak Forum. And at this Forum, the IPYG held an event to urge support for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).

 

 

Squeenie Shunkwan Tsang, the regional manager of the IPYG, held a workshop on HWPL’s project in international law before 150 students of Curtin University. She began the workshop by introducing HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee, and the IPYG. Then, the IPYG explained about the peace activities that have been carried out worldwide and urged support for the DPCW.

After the workshop, the students grouped into four teams and discussed plans for signature campaign in support of the DPCW in schools. The IPYG will continue working to execute these plans in Malaysia.

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The beautiful hearts of peace: children of India express their desire for peace in the HWPL Peace Essay Contest!

MAY 2016

[India Fortune School’s Peace Essay Contest]

On February 20th, four schools in India (Navyug School, Fortune School, Samsara The World Academy, Savitri Bai Phule Balika inter College) read the Declaration of World Peace that HWPL Chairman had proclaimed. They also held the HWPL Peace Essay Contest on "possible activities that can make my dream for world peace come true." The selected artworks were displayed at each school’s Peace Zone.

 

India Navyug School’s Peace Essay Contest Artwork

[India Navyug School’s Peace Essay Contest Artwork]

 

India Samsara The World Academy’s Peace Essay Contest

[India Samsara The World Academy’s Peace Essay Contest]

 

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“Youth should be the center of a community delivering the values of harmony and mutual understanding.”

AUG 2017

A letter from a Ukrainian youth leader

 

The Youth NGO, “Modern Format” in Ukraine, aims to educate youth by developing their skills and ideas with modern thinking, technology and methods to give youth the opportunity to meet their full potential. The main areas of its activities are: democracy and human rights, media; regional development, and CSO support. Below is a message from Zhanna Solovyva Head of the Board of the Youth NGO “Modern Format”.

Maidan, occupation of the Crimea, the war in the East of Ukraine and all the events which took place during the last several years and still go on today, had a significant impact on Ukrainian people and the communities. A great number of forced immigrants from eastern Ukraine and the occupied Crimea have integrated into the society.

Nowadays the problem of cooperation and integration of the displaced people into communities is especially problematic as well as the interaction of people with different cultural, religious, and historical views. The whole Ukrainian society and the communities at the local level should learn how to respect each other and live under conditions of multicultural tolerance.

It’s necessary for community members to learn how to respect each other and to cooperate in spite of cultural, historical, religious and nationality differences. It is important for the displaced people to feel themselves as a part of a community, in which territory they are living in. The community leaders should acknowledge, respect and involve representatives of those “new communities” and different cultures, who will provide lasting benefits for all of us. They have to understand the consequences of their actions and should be socially responsible.

Young people are the most progressive in society; they quickly adapt under new circumstances, accept new information and are best motivated for change inside of their communities. Cultural, religious and political diversity issues are not so problematic for the young representatives of the communities. It is the young people, active members of their communities, who can become the AGENTS able to facilitate understanding within communities, not only in Ukraine, but all over the world.

I believe that the active participation of young people in the processes of making decisions at different levels can be the driving force of social change and community development.

Zhanna Solovyva

Youth NGO “Modern Format”

We certainly realize once more the importance of the role of youth in society by indirectly experiencing the reality in Ukraine. By working together with Modern Format team, IPYG hopes to encourage Ukrainian youth more and more to be the messengers of peace.

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Child Rights Activist from ECPAT Indonesia

JUN 2017

"Selamat Pag. My name is Annisa Fitri Noviana. I am a Child Rights Activist from ECPAT Indonesia. I attended the peace summit last year in South Korea organized by HWPL. Since 2015 I was also appointed as a Publicity Ambassador of HWPL and have done many peace works in Indonesia together with HWPL.

I am honored to give a congratulatory message for the 4th commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace. I appreciate all the activities and movements of HWPL, especially Chairman Lee’s effort to make a world of peace. Indonesia has so many islands and cultures as we have 34 provinces. We’ve gone [through] so many hardships such as war and conflict in past years. Nowadays, our country is still experiencing many troubles caused by conflict, radicalism, terrorism, etc. Children and young people are dying because of this. We really appreciate and support the activities and efforts of HWPL in relation to peacebuilding and cessation of war in this world. I wish that the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) established by HWPL continues to be advocated worldwide and developed into a legally binding document.

Myself as a Publicity Ambassador of HWPL, I will also do my best to participate and also support the activities of HWPL in relation to the promotion of peace and cessation of war in Indonesia. I wish that HWPL will keep on good track with peace work, and success to achieve world peace."

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“Understanding the dynamics of conflict is the best way of learning how to create a more peaceful society.”

MAY 2017

A letter from a Peace Messenger of France

The International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS) is a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It has worked with many Catholic students in activities concerning peace and social issues. Below is the message of peace from Edouard Pihewa Karoue, International President of the IMCS.

Today, IMCS is made up of around 3,000,000 Catholic students who reflect upon social issues, using Catholic social teaching. IMCS believes that the spirit of openness for friendship with our diverse society is the only way to build a peaceful world where one can care for people and their dignity.

If there is something I have to say, it is to let all of us realize that peace is not an autonomous reality. When we talk about a real peace, we talk about solidarity, human dignity, social justice, equality, respect of human rights, intercultural (faith) dialogue, tolerance, etc. Peace doesn’t come from the quantity of speeches for peace that we make. It comes from the care we have for every human being.

Understanding the dynamics of conflict is the best way of learning how to create a more peaceful society. I am sure that a life of simplicity, respect, truth, justice, love and forgiveness are the central keys to building peace.

We should realizing that “goods” and “cultural differences” (including religion) are two key elements that animate conflicts. These elements should help us to complete an examination of conscience every day. I’m convinced that each one of us has to make a supplementary effort to create a more peaceful community where we live. Being peaceful is not “being silent in order not to offend others”. It is more to challenge ourselves to meet, understand, and learn from others and welcome them and their realities without judging them. It is also a challenging task for us all to look for the common good in all of our small actions and improve our values of sharing.

The younger generations have a central role to play in this because the older generations are already departing. They can build a new society by sharing all the good human values by being lights within their families and friends. I will not invite my fellow young people to build peace. I invite all of us (myself included) to be just, truthful, in solidarity with and welcome to others.

Edouard Pihewa KAROUE

International Movement of Catholic Students

The sincere letter of Edouard Pihewa Karoue ignites peace in the hearts of the IPYG youths. This year, the IPYG will communicate closely with French youth and work together for the better tomorrow as future decision-makers.

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We must not forget the Value of Peace

MAR 2017

A Letter from a Peace Messenger of Romania

IPYG met Razvan Patcas, Former President of Euroavia Cluj-Napoca. He participated in the 2nd Annual commemoration of the World Alliance of Religion’s Peace (WARP) Summit as a peace messenger. He has a dedication and commitment towards peace. He knows that HWPL and IPYG have been making continuous effort to achieve peace. He appreciates the dedicated support of IPYG and looks forward to working with us. Let us see what he would like to say to IPYG.


 

Dear. IPYG

It was a great pleasure for me to take part a couple of weeks ago at an event on a topic about peace. Something, I rarely hear about in Romania... peace. I think people here seem to forget about it. As time passes by, the great feeling of living in a quite peaceful environment tends to become more and more embedded into our daily life.

I was born in a period of peace and so were my parents. However, it is not usual for all people. As soon as you start to think about peace further than your daily life and the circle of people that you meet each day and start to observe the situation on our little blue planet, you cannot forget about other fellow humans that lost their peace or are fighting for it. These are all important reasons for which we have to be concerned and we have to do something to change the situation for the better.

Peace is a great thing to have and I am grateful for it and for all the benefits that come with it. This is why I believe that we have to embrace it more. I think we need to show the impact that peace has over our world and to place it into our culture, our state of mind and our way of doing politics.

I think it is the only way forward for a better future, for tighter relations among humankind and for our development as better people. I wish to help HWPL and world peace as much as I can. Of course, it can be a long process to take form but we have to seek peace continuously!

Razvan Patcas

Euroavia Cluj-Napoca

Former President


We hope that all events would be proceeding well and peace can be achieved as soon as possible in Romania through the peace activities of Razvan Patcas and youth in Romania. As Razvan said, “I wish to help HWPL and world peace as much as I can”, we, IPYG, will try to make peace with Razvan and Romanian youth doing many peace activities.

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Peace Message

FEB 2017

From. Oman TargetPhotography Studio

Whatever that extremism and intolerance named, they are seeds that the soil of Oman will reject it.


 

From. Uganda Suubi Nursery and Primary school

Hate and anger are never the solution to fix any problem. But love and forgiveness are. So I think we, the youth of the future, should be focusing more on ways of reaching each other with more love to achieve world peace. And once again, I believe social media is one of the best platforms. If we use it correctly it will help so much to achieve this goal. For example, I would never have heard about IPYG if it wasn’t for Facebook!

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