International Women’s Day 2012

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Commemorations of the UN International Women's Day, March 8, 2012, organized by Universal Peace Federation chapters. Theme: "Empower Women: End Hunger and Poverty"

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 2012

  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAYMARCH 8, 2012Commemorations organized by the Universal Peace FederationBurkina Faso Ghana United KingdomCentral African Republic India United StatesCzech Republic Nepal UruguayEstonia PeruGeorgia Russia
  2. 2. KOKOLOGHO, BURKINA FASO: FORUM ONREDUCING MATERNAL MORTALITY
  3. 3. BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC:WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
  4. 4. BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC:AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE APPOINTMENT
  5. 5. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: FORUM ONWOMEN IN THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY
  6. 6. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: FORUM ONWOMEN IN THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY
  7. 7. TALLINN, ESTONIA: FORUM AND ETHNICDANCES
  8. 8. TALLINN, ESTONIA: FORUM AND ETHNICDANCES
  9. 9. TALLINN, ESTONIA: FORUM AND ETHNICDANCES
  10. 10. TBILISI, GEORGIA: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMSAT SCHOOL #136
  11. 11. TBILISI, GEORGIA: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMSAT SCHOOL #136
  12. 12. ACCRA, GHANA: CONFERENCE ON THE ROLE OFWOMEN IN SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
  13. 13. NEW DELHI, INDIA: INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE ONTHE EMPOWERMENT OF RURAL WOMEN
  14. 14. NEW DELHI, INDIA: INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE ONTHE EMPOWERMENT OF RURAL WOMEN
  15. 15. NEW DELHI, INDIA: AWARD CEREMONYAT THE UN INFORMATION CENTRE
  16. 16. NEW DELHI, INDIA: AWARD CEREMONYAT THE UN INFORMATION CENTRE
  17. 17. KATHMANDU NEPAL: GIVING CLOTHING AND FRUITTO A BLIND WIDOW
  18. 18. KATHMANDU NEPAL: SERVING A MEAL TO ELDERLYWIDOWS
  19. 19. LIMA, PERU: FORUM IN THE NATIONAL CONGRESS
  20. 20. LIMA, PERU: PRESENTATION OFPROTAGONIST OF PEACE AWARDS
  21. 21. NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA: FORUM ON WOMEN’SSOLIDARITY IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION
  22. 22. NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA: FORUM ON WOMEN’SSOLIDARITY IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION
  23. 23. LONDON, UK: FORUM AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS
  24. 24. WASHINGTON, DC, USA: FORUM ON WOMEN ANDTHE WORLD AT A TURNING POINT
  25. 25. WASHINGTON, DC, USA: FORUM ON WOMEN ANDTHE WORLD AT A TURNING POINT
  26. 26. MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY: FORUM ON EMPOWERINGRURAL WOMEN
  27. 27. UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION UPF.ORG

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