FORUMS ORGANIZED BY
THE UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION
MARCH 2013
Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Estonia, Germany, Nepal, Nigeria,...
Messages for International Women’s Day
2013
"There is one universal truth, applicable to all
countries, cultures and commu...
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: FORUM
ORGANIZED BY THE AIMS PEACE VILLAGE
KOKOLOGHO, BURKINA FASO
A PUBLIC LECTURE ABOUT PEACE
TALLINN, ESTONIA: WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO
A JUST AND HEALTHY WORLD
STUTTGART, GERMANY: FORUM ON
WOMEN FOR PEACE, YESTERDAY AND TODAY
KATHMANDU, NEPAL: A MEAL AND MUSIC FOR
WIDOWS, WIDOWERS AND DISPLACED CHILDREN
ABUJA, NIGERIA: FORUM ON FOREVER FREE,
CELEBRATING EMANCIPATION
LIMA, PERU:
OBSERVANCE IN THE PERUVIAN CONGRESS
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: FORUM ON
THE PEACEMAKING ROLE OF WOMEN
NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA: FORUM ON
COUNTERING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
PARAMARIBO, SURINAME: FORUM ON
ADDRESSING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: FORUM ON
ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
UN HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK:
MARCH TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
WASHINGTON DC, USA: FORUM ON
LEADERSHIP, OWNERSHIP, COMPASSION
UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION
UPF.ORG
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Observances of the UN International Women's Day, March 8, 2013. Theme: "Time for Action to End Violence Against Women"

The Universal Peace Federation upholds the essential value and central role of women in peacebuilding and human development.
UPF affirms the need for women to serve in leadership positions throughout the world in all sectors of society.
UPF recognizes the equal value of men and women. Their absolute value derives from a common origin, God. God is the origin of both men and women, and all of God’s creation manifests complementary masculine and feminine aspects.
Men and women are extensions and manifestations of God’s harmonious masculinity and femininity. The complementary relationship between men and women expresses the wholeness of human experience. Thus, there should be no gender discrimination but rather harmony of the sexes through love.
Throughout history, women have taken the leading role in cultivating families as the dwelling places of peace, love, and health in shaping the individual character of children, and in fostering harmonious social relationships. In the family, both father and mother are equally entitled to reverence and honor. The path toward establishing global peace begins with strengthening families.
The ideal of peace is at the core of all religions. Through dialogue and mutual understanding, there can be peace among religions, and peace among religions is a necessary prerequisite for world peace. Women can and should play a central role in promoting interfaith understanding and cooperation.
UPF emphasizes the essential importance of women in addressing issues of peace and development in all sectors, including politics, business, culture, and religion. Women must be encouraged and empowered to assume leadership roles in the resolution of conflict, peacebuilding, and sustainable development.
UPF supports the achievement of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, which include improved status, education, health, and physical well-being of women. Six of these eight goals are related to women; therefore, by uplifting the condition of women, the Millennium Development Goals will be advanced.

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International Women's Day 2013

  1. 1. FORUMS ORGANIZED BY THE UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION MARCH 2013 Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Estonia, Germany, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Suriname, UK, US
  2. 2. Messages for International Women’s Day 2013 "There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.“ UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "Today on International Women's Day and every day, let us go forward with courage, conviction and commitment, with the message that women's issues are global issues that deserve urgent priority.” -UN Women Executive Director -Michelle Bachelet
  3. 3. KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: FORUM ORGANIZED BY THE AIMS PEACE VILLAGE
  4. 4. KOKOLOGHO, BURKINA FASO A PUBLIC LECTURE ABOUT PEACE
  5. 5. TALLINN, ESTONIA: WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO A JUST AND HEALTHY WORLD
  6. 6. STUTTGART, GERMANY: FORUM ON WOMEN FOR PEACE, YESTERDAY AND TODAY
  7. 7. KATHMANDU, NEPAL: A MEAL AND MUSIC FOR WIDOWS, WIDOWERS AND DISPLACED CHILDREN
  8. 8. ABUJA, NIGERIA: FORUM ON FOREVER FREE, CELEBRATING EMANCIPATION
  9. 9. LIMA, PERU: OBSERVANCE IN THE PERUVIAN CONGRESS
  10. 10. MOSCOW, RUSSIA: FORUM ON THE PEACEMAKING ROLE OF WOMEN
  11. 11. NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA: FORUM ON COUNTERING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
  12. 12. PARAMARIBO, SURINAME: FORUM ON ADDRESSING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
  13. 13. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: FORUM ON ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
  14. 14. UN HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK: MARCH TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
  15. 15. WASHINGTON DC, USA: FORUM ON LEADERSHIP, OWNERSHIP, COMPASSION
  16. 16. UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION UPF.ORG

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