By Working Together We Can Create Peace One Day
Institutionalising Peace Day and making it self-sustaining is everyone’s legacy. In 2012, Peace One Day began the process of building coalitions with the different sectors of society to support our ultimate goal of institutionalising Peace Day.
The following global coalitions consist of member organisations that are committed to activity on Peace Day and to engaging their networks around the world. These coalitions provide organisations within each sector with an opportunity to unify their messages and activities in support of Peace Day, thereby achieving greater impact. In addition, the Schools’ Network is an opportunity for educational institutions and teachers to come together in support of Peace Day. Membership of these coalitions and the Schools’ Network is growing rapidly.
In 2013, through initiatives and collaborations with various parties, Peace One Day will set out to encourage organisations and individuals to take specific actions to reduce violence around the theme:Who Will You Make Peace With?
In order for Peace One Day to maintain and increase the growth of Peace Day activity around the world a new level of engagement is needed from the corporate sector. Corporations can unlock consumer ability to become a lobbying force, as well as leveraging key contacts with opinion formers and business leaders, etc. This is an opportunity to contribute to society in a positive way. A low, fixed annual membership subscription and a commitment to mobilise their consumer base and workforce will enable corporations to benefit from their association with Peace One Day across a number of platforms and become part of the team that will undoubtedly institutionalise Peace Day around the world.
European Student Union is the lead partner in Peace One Day’s Student Coalition, which brings together students from around the world to mark Peace Day 21 September. This campaign is a unique opportunity for the international student community to unite and take action as they’ve never done before. Please use social media and other channels to help us spread the word and build momentum for this campaign ahead of Peace Day. Click the film opposite to see the inspiring launch of this coalition in 2012.JOIN THE STUDENT COALITION
‘Reducing Domestic Violence’ Coalition
Peace Day is an opportunity to unite on a scale never seen before and bring the issue of domestic violence to the fore. EDV Global Foundation is the lead partner in the ‘Reducing Domestic Violence’ Coalition, which brings together organisations and individuals from all corners of the globe, dedicated to reducing domestic violence on Peace Day. Click the film opposite to see the inspiring launch of this coalition in 2012.JOIN THE ‘REDUCING
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE’ COALITION
Peace Day is an annual opportunity for NGOs to draw attention to their ongoing peacebuilding and life-saving activities within a global context. Interpeace, one of the world’s largest peacebuilding NGOs, is the lead partner in the NGO Coalition, which brings together NGOs from around the world to support Peace Day. Click the film opposite to find out more about this coalition.JOIN THE NGO COALITION
Most people in the world identify themselves as part of a faith, spiritual practice or religious group. In response to the extraordinary participation of faith groups in Peace Day 2012 activities, Peace One Day is launching the Faith Coalition, enabling religious NGOs, faith and interfaith groups, representative bodies, youth and grassroots faith leaders, places of worship, and spiritual and religious practitioners of all faiths, belief-systems and denominations around the world to unite on Peace Day 21 September.