International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace provides an opportunity for every individual, organization and nation to promote peace around the world by organizing practical acts of peace on a shared date.
By establishing the International Day of Peace, the United Nations devoted a specific day to Peace, provided a focus on worldwide peace and everyone was encouraged to work together to achieve this goal.
The beauty of the International Day of Peace is that everyone everywhere can celebrate. It can be as small as simple as lighting a candle or doing a good deed for someone you don’t know. The impact of millions of people in all parts of the world coming together for one day of peace is immense and it does make a difference.
That is why our partners in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal celebrated the International Day of Peace by organizing all kinds of activities in order to raise awareness about various topics such as importance of cultural diversity and women's rights, bring people together and create at least one day of peace. During this day people were provided a platform to speak up, candle lighting ceremonies were organised and people were encouraged to work together.
Since children are the future generation, they were also involved in celebrating this day as they participated in a drawing competition relating to peace. They also gave press conferences, recorded radio spots and disseminated posters promoting the message of peace throughout the countries.
International Day of Non Violence
The International Day of Non-Violence is held on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The Day is an occasion to disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.
To remember Gandhi's birthday and to promote the message of Non-violence, our partners organised activities to raise awareness about the significance of human rights activism among the general public. Rallies, discussions and cultural programs were organised, and announcements made on the radio.