50 Ways to Promote Peace


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Women Leaders for Peacebuilding is a new group formed to build on and promote U.N. Resolution 1325. The resolution was designed to create a framework for empowering half the world’s population as equal partners in preventing conflict and building peace in countries threatened and affected by war, violence, and insecurity, we know in our hearts there is work to be done on our own soil. While other countries are well on their way with action plans, the US seems to be stalled in "document creation." We are about action! Our focus is PROTECTION FROM VIOLENCE.

This presentation is based on “50 Ways to Promote Peace,” originally found on the Ben & Jerry’s website. We’ve tweaked the entries and added a couple of our own. If you’re intrigued, come join us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/womenleadersforpeacebuilding

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50 Ways to Promote Peace

  1. 1. Courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s.
  2. 2. WomenBuildingPeace.comBe a media guerilla. Use email, send media releases,write articles for newsletters.
  3. 3. WomenBuildingPeace.comAttend a peace rally.
  4. 4. WomenBuildingPeace.comInvite a peace speakerto an event in your communityor at your workplace.
  5. 5. WomenBuildingPeace.com Create community;get to know your neighbors.
  6. 6. WomenBuildingPeace.com
  7. 7. WomenBuildingPeace.comVisit an ethnic culturalcenter in your city.
  8. 8. WomenBuildingPeace.comTravel theworld.
  9. 9. WomenBuildingPeace.comExercise patience while driving
  10. 10. WomenBuildingPeace.comListenmore;talkless.
  11. 11. Learn to apologize – and mean it.
  12. 12. WomenBuildingPeace.comBe helpful.
  13. 13. WomenBuildingPeace.comSpend time with a child.
  14. 14. WomenBuildingPeace.comPractice patience.
  15. 15. WomenBuildingPeace.comStart peace conversations.
  16. 16. WomenBuildingPeace.com Take parenting workshopsand get involved in family groups.
  17. 17. WomenBuildingPeace.comUnderstand that peacebegins at home.
  18. 18. WomenBuildingPeace.comAcknowledge and explore your prejudices.
  19. 19. WomenBuildingPeace.comWrite a
  20. 20. WomenBuildingPeace.comWrite lettersto the editor in support of peace.
  21. 21. Broadcast your peacemessage with a flag, poster, badge, Tshirt, or bumper sticker.
  22. 22. WomenBuildingPeace.comIf you owna gun,practicegun safety.
  23. 23. WomenBuildingPeace.com Set asidea few minutes every day for peace and quiet.
  24. 24. WomenBuildingPeace.comJoin a peace study circle.
  25. 25. WomenBuildingPeace.com
  26. 26. WomenBuildingPeace.comStay tuned in to what’shappening in the world.
  27. 27. WomenBuildingPeace.com Educate yourself about the violencethreateningkids in yourcommunity – and get involved in ending it.
  28. 28. WomenBuildingPeace.comLearn another language.
  29. 29. WomenBuildingPeace.comReduceyourcarbonfootprint.
  30. 30. WomenBuildingPeace.com Fight fairly, with a goal ofresolving your differences, not winning.
  31. 31. WomenBuildingPeace.comGet involved – register people to vote.
  32. 32. WomenBuildingPeace.comVolunteerfor a peaceproject,like PeaceBrigadesInt’l, Seedsof Peace,or thePeaceCorps.
  33. 33. WomenBuildingPeace.comVolunteer at a domestic violence shelter.
  34. 34. WomenBuildingPeace.com Write your government and a foreign government. Let themknow you care what they do andhold them to the same standardsfor peaceful conflict resolution.
  35. 35. WomenBuildingPeace.com Develop the art ofnonviolent conflict resolution.
  36. 36. WomenBuildingPeace.comTeach young people skills for nonviolent conflict resolution.
  37. 37. WomenBuildingPeace.com Use music, art, stories, and drama toexplore themes of peace and nonviolence.
  38. 38. WomenBuildingPeace.comVoice youropinion on aradio talk show.
  39. 39. WomenBuildingPeace.comSign a peace pledge.
  40. 40. WomenBuildingPeace.comWrite a monthly letter to yourrepresentative, senator, or thePresident on peace-relatedissues.
  41. 41. WomenBuildingPeace.comTake social action to support specificlegislative peace initiatives.
  42. 42. WomenBuildingPeace.com
  43. 43. WomenBuildingPeace.comSocial justicepromotespeace. Supportorganizationsand/orcampaigns thatdemand basichuman rights Amnestyfor all people. International
  44. 44. WomenBuildingPeace.com Sign an appeal to end the nuclear threat.WagingPeace.org
  45. 45. WomenBuildingPeace.comTake part inonline advocacyfor peace.
  46. 46. WomenBuildingPeace.com Take an interest in yourcommunity; attend your city
  47. 47. WomenBuildingPeace.comEncourage peace projectsfor school classrooms.
  48. 48. WomenBuildingPeace.com Teach the children in your life about peace. Model thebehavior and values you want them to adopt.
  49. 49. WomenBuildingPeace.com Supportjob-training programs for youth.
  50. 50. WomenBuildingPeace.com
  51. 51. JOIN:Women Leaders for Peacebuilding. WomenBuildingPeace.com