Heartbeat, a song for Syria
‘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.
Number of children killed in Syria from 2011 to 2017
24,799 (207,000 civilian casualties)
How can DPCW settle Syrian civil war?
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
The full text of the Declaration is available at www.peacelaw.org.
Legislate Peace Campaign
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.
918 WARP Summit is coming soon
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 Summit is 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.
Save the Date for September 17-19
Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!