International Women's Day 2014

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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 2014

  1. 1. PROGRAMS ORGANIZED BY THE UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION MARCH 2014 THEME FOR 2014: “EQUALITY FOR WOMEN IS PROGRESS FOR ALL” Argentina, Estonia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Peru, Portugal, Russia, UK, USA
  2. 2. Theme for 2014: “Equality for Women Is Progress for All” “Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
  3. 3. BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: RECOGNIZING WOMEN FOR THEIR SERVICE TO OTHERS
  4. 4. TALLINN, ESTONIA: FORUM ON THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN ESTONIA, IRELAND AND KOREA
  5. 5. STUTTGART, GERMANY: FORUM ON THE ROLE OF WOMEN THROUGHOUT THE AGES
  6. 6. NEW DELHI, INDIA: ESTABLISHING A PEACE CLUB AT DELHI UNIVERSITY
  7. 7. MEDAN, INDONESIA: PRESENTATION ON THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN PEACEBUILDING
  8. 8. KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: A PROGRAM ON SELF DEVELOPMENT AND THE ART OF BEING HAPPY
  9. 9. KATHMANDU, NEPAL: FEEDING RESIDENTS OF A NURSING HOME IN NISHAHAYA SEWA SADAN
  10. 10. LIMA, PERU: FORUM AT THE CONGRESS ON THE CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES OF WOMEN
  11. 11. LISBON, PORTUGAL: FORUM ON WOMEN – FAMILY, CAREER AND SOCIETY
  12. 12. KAZAN, RUSSIA: FORUM ON THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN MODERN POLITICS
  13. 13. NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA: FORUM ON THE PEACEMAKING POTENTIAL OF SIBERIAN WOMEN
  14. 14. YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA: WORKSHOP ON FAMILY VALUES
  15. 15. LONDON, UK: FORUM IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON “INSPIRING CHANGE”
  16. 16. WASHINGTON DC, USA: FORUM AT THE RAYBURN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OFFICE BUILDING

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