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International Day of Peace 2011

  • Published

    19 September 2011
  • Written by

    Peace Direct

This Wednesday marks the International Day of Peace. For the past 30 years, this global day of ceasefire and non-violence has called on people to put aside their differences, and join together for peace.

The day is the perfect occasion to celebrate the work of local peacebuilders everywhere who are devoting their lives to building peace in their communities. Peacebuilders like:

  • YAPE in Nepal: after 15 years of civil war, political violence in Nepal is still common. YAPE run a rapid response hotline to stop conflicts early before violence escalates.
  • Aware Girls in Pakistan: in the fragile border regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, where religious extremism is a daily occurrence, Aware Girls are building a network of young peace activists to create a movement for peace in the new generation.

With your help Peace Direct supports these and many more all over the world.

On this International Day of Peace, you can make a difference to peace. It is an opportunity to not only celebrate, but take action.

Send a PeaceCard

Wherever you are in the world, you can join the peacebuilders in their celebrations by sending a peacecard to the people in your life today. Our PeaceCards are free to send, but if you choose to make a donation you will be supporting local action against conflict across the world.

Sign up to Practical Peace

Practical Peace is our monthly email newsletter. Packed full of practical advice and actions that you can take to make a positive difference in the world and your own life. Stand up for peace and sign up today.

Make a gift

Peacebuilders all over the world are counting on your support. Your gift can make a genuine and lasting contribution to building peace in some of the world’s most dangerous conflicts. Here are just a few examples of the difference your donation could make:

  • £16 could train one Kashmiri teacher to help their students move away from anger.
  • £35 could support one former rebel soldier in a workers’ co-operative in Congo.
  • £500 could cover travel costs in Sudan, so that when tensions rise, peacebuilders can intervene and stop violence.

However you choose to celebrate, Peace Direct and all of the peacebuilders are wishing you all the best on this International Day of Peace.


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