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Organization: IDEAL International (Malta)
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

Our branch in Malta has just started two months ago. We are working in human rights education. There has been quite a good response in the schools in which we delivered workshops. Some children offered to become members of our NGO in order to make contact with children in schools in other countries especially those who are in difficult social situations. We are targeting primary and secondary school children. The indicators for the progress is quite vast in order to cover the whole human rights topics. So for the moment we are focusing on just a few: racial equality, freedom of expression and opinion, freedom of seeking aylum. The indicators for the progress in these lines has been the commnets and reactions of the children at the end of the workshops, which has been one of of more openness and tolerance fortunately.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

The attitude of some teachers at schools , and also parents at home who have direct influence on the children. The teachers and head teachers also seem to be in need of information for human rights. If the children are taught about respect, but the next day thay are treated by humilation by the teacher or their parents, that is quite a counteraction to our work. So we encourage teacher and parent training as well as children's education. We have in plan to join up with the Amnesty International branch in Malta to accomplish adult education in human rights.

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

The Maltese branch of IDEAL International has only started functioning two months ago. But the NGO sponsored a painting exhibition of Lida Sherafatmand (its representative for Malta) at the Sorbonne University in Paris. This exhibtion was an especial one because it marked the launching of Humanitarian Art Manifesto, an art manifesto for peace promotion signed by several artists around the world, and several important personages in peace field and NGO's signed it as supportive comittee. (link: http://tapnet.info/peacedirect/index.php?showtopic=502 )

Through Transcend: Art and Peace Network, simultaneously with this exhibtion in Paris, there were several other artistic events held in different parts of the world to launch the Humanitarian Art Manifesto internationally. IDEAL International is a partner of Transcend: Art and Peace for its education program internationally

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?


PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

IDEAL International in Malta is partners with Transcend: Art and Peace. In very near future it has in plan to collaborate with the Amnesty International branch here, and Jesuit Refugee Service. We are open to take part in any activity with other NGO's which promotes human rights and a culture of peace.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?

We have a kit for human rights education which uses art for all its lesson plans. We hope to get this publication as a regular book for school curriculae here, and we hope to send copies for children in third world countries.

Postal address of organization

18, Rue Duperre, 75009, Paris, France (for international post)

E-mail address of organization

lidasherafatmand@yahoo.com (Malta)

Website address of organization

www.ideal-international.org (International)

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Human Rights

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Understanding, tolerance, solidarity

Highest priority country of action (or international)

International

Second priority country of action (or international)

International
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