In 2014, Houthi rebels took control of the capital Sana’a and a large portion of northern Yemen. President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and his cabinet fled to neighboring Saudi Arabia, where a Saudi-led coalition was formed to counter the Houthi rebellion. The Yemeni Civil War started. It is a humanitarian catastrophe. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) estimates that 14.1 million civilians are dangerously close to starvation.
• Total killed : 50,000+ • Civilians killed : 6,592 • Wounded : 49,960 • Displaced : 3,154,572 • Child died of hunger : 50,000+
A child dies in Yemen every 10 minutes from preventable causes, including severe acute malnutrition and vaccine-preventable disease. There are many complex problems. With the economy in free-fall, parents cannot afford to feed their children. Also water, health care and sanitation all collapsed.
Yemen Peace Education of Children
Nevertheless, the children of Yemen wish that the fighting would stop. They have dreams of peace. They want to go to school and play in the park like children of other countries. I am deeply sorry for their story.
12-year-old Ala’a says “Peace means we don’t hear people talk about war. It means on TV I can watch cartoons instead of watching people die.” She teaches us many things. “I would like to tell them, ‘Do not kill our dreams.’ Stop the war so we can enjoy our childhood and achieve our dreams.” It is a real Peace Education. What can we do for them?
“Children have suffered terribly during more than three years of conflict — at least 6,000 have been killed or seriously injured by the fighting, while over 11 million need humanitarian assistance to survive.” – UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore
HWPL Peace Education
Looking into a Future of Peace through Peace Education
Four countries have pledged to introduce ‘Peace Education’ in their countries. Guatemala, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Iraq signed an Agreement with Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL). Officials of the four countries signed the Peace Education Agreement at the HWPL Peace Summit held in Incheon, South Koreaon September 17, 2018. Many influential global educators and policymakers gathered to discuss for a future.
The theme of the discussion was “Looking into a Future of Peace through Peace Education.” The Peace Education Project, which is one of the core initiatives of HWPL, was initially proposed as a groundbreaking way to achieve the realization of Article 10, “Spreading a Culture of Peace”, ofthe Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).
Also, HWPL and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Kingdom of Cambodiasigned a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to execute peace education nationwide in Cambodia.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn
Topic: Audrey Hepburn Quotes
Here’s the last word a famous person left before he or she died. That’s the sentence you should use for the ending of your article. The subject is freedom.
To give you a tip, don’t compare yourself with others!
People are always more likely to compare themselves to others who are usually superior to themselves. The same is true of writers. But the comparison is a waste of time. Respect yourself as you are. And put more effort into developing yourself! You should try only for your own development, not to compare or compete with others.
Choose a number between 1 and 10. I choose number one. She is the ‘Audrey Hepburn’ whom I should write with.
Writing practice : Audrey Hepburn Quotes #4
I can’t help but talk about her life. She was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian. She remains one of only 15 people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. You see, she is a hugely successful movie star, but she got no jealousy that movie stars usually get when they are very successful. It is due to her good personality.
Hepburn appeared in fewer films as her life went on, devoting much of her later life to UNICEF. She had contributed to the organisation since 1954, then worked in some of the poorest communities of Africa, South America and Asia between 1988 and 1992. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 1992. A month later, Hepburn died of cancer at her home in Switzerland at the age of 63.
Of her first UNICEF volunteering to Ethiopia, she said “I have a broken heart. I feel desperate. I can’t stand the idea that two million people are in imminent danger of starving to death, many of them children.”
Her Life, as beautiful as her
She touched the hearts of many people. Her life shown us is as beautiful as her. Her words have also remained in the minds of many.
“Horrible. That image is too much for me. The ‘Third World’ is a term I don’t like very much, because we’re all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering.“
“I saw but one glaring truth: These are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made solution – peace.“
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” said Audrey Hepburn
‘Heartbeat, a song for Syria’ is sung by 10-year-old Ansam, a Syrian girl who was born blind. The song was written and composed by Zaid Dirani, Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, and world-famous pianist. It has a message of hope that Syria’s children want to get back their childhood. It’s like the voices of children shouting around the world. Amazingly, the video was filmed in Syria. The following are the lyrics of Heartbeat: (abbreviation)
‘Amid destruction and fire, our wound is deep We want to say it loud, but our voice is weak We may be children, but our cry comes from the heart
We want to say it loud: everything is possible Together we can hope Our hearts beat back to life We want our childhood back’
Statistics about the Syrian civil war
At least 652 children were killed – a 20 per cent increase from 2015 – making 2016 the worst year for Syria’s children since the formal verification of child casualties began in 2014.
255 children were killed in or near a school.
More than 850 children were recruited to fight in the conflict, more than double the number recruited in 2015. Children are being used and recruited to fight directly on the frontlines and are increasingly taking part in combat roles, including in extreme cases as executioners, suicide bombers or prison guards.
There were at least 338 attacks against hospitals and medical personnel.
The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) was drafted by the HWPL International Law Peace Committee, which is comprised of prominent international law experts from 15 different countries, and was proclaimed on 14 March, 2016 in the form of a Preamble, 10 articles and 38 clauses. It is a bottom-up approach for global peace through establishing an international peace law. The strength of the DPCW lies in its representation of the voice of all those yearning for peace, calling on States to protect their rights to enjoy peaceful lives. The Legislate Peace Campaign is operated all over the world to support the DPCW. Now, they collected 734,055 signatures (as of October, 2017) and 173,170 people of 176 countries participated. The HWPL & DPCW are regarded by experts as the most powerful and substantial peace movement than others. Foreign media around the world are also paying attention to HWPL.
DECLARATION OF PEACE AND CESSATION OF WAR
A Definite answer to peace : 10 Articles and 38 Clauses
Conflict prevention: encourages states to cooperate in gradual disarmament, repurpose weapon-manufacturing facilities for the benefit of humanity and develop friendly relations through mutual respect of the sovereign equality and right to self-determination of all States.
– Article 1 Prohibition of the threat or use of force
– Article 2 War potential
– Article 3 Friendly relations and the prohibition of acts of aggression
– Article 4 State boundaries
– Article 5 Self-determination
Conflict mediation: focuses on conflict mediation through reaffirming the role of international supervision organizations in maintaining international peace and security.
– Article 6 Dispute settlement
– Article 7 Right to self-defense
Securing sustainable peace: includes targets for the means of implementation
– Article 8 Freedom of religion
– Article 9 Religion, ethnic identity and peace
– Article 10 Spreading a culture of peace
Dear family members of the global community,The history of our world is replete with the tragedies of war. When wars break out, ordinary citizens, especially the youth and young adults, are forced out to fight on the battlefields and mothers must send their children into danger. In most instances, neither the youth nor their mothers would willingly suffer such loss and sacrifice. We are all born into the same world; and we live on the same land, under the same sky. All of us have the right to live in a war-free world in peace. And this right should be protected by law.It is for this reason that we, the world's youth, women, and messengers of peace, support the Legislate Peace Campaign, an advocacy movement in support of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) being developed into an enforceable law. When such a law is implemented and enforced in all countries, wars will have no place on Earth and a culture of peace will finally be able to spread to all corners of the globe. We call on world leaders and governments to acknowledge the principles set out in the DPCW and to incorporate them into their national laws.We must take action to achieve the global enjoyment of peace. Please join us in supporting the Legislate Peace Campaign to guarantee peace for all.Let us Legislate Peace. Sign Your Support.
The 4th Annual Commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit was held in South Korea from the 17th to the 19th of September. This 918 WARP Summitis the core of HWPL‘s peace movement. The main agenda of the WARP Summit will be the introduction of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) to the United Nations (UN) as a binding resolution. Do you want to protect Syria’s children? How can HWPL protect Syria’s children? Come in person!! You can feel what it is directly. Now, all over the world is wishing for the success of 918 WARP Summit. Search on Twitter ‘#918WARP’ Let’s go together!! Peace does not wait for us.