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Organization: The Colourful World Circle (CWC) - Hungary
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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?

There are no types of indicators to measure the progress: the CWC programs are popular and continue in the future in the same style and regularity.

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

a/  Lack of interest and/or information  

b/ Lack of resources (basically of staff)

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 Colourful World Circle (CWC), a series of monthly club programs, has organised 38 public presentations followed by discussions with the guest speaker on a wide range of topics during the given period. The topics ranged from presentations of new teaching or healing methods to the appearance of new religions or minority groups in Hungary. The guiding force and the spirit of the programs were that of tolerance, openness for otherness and searching for further knowledge before the individual draws a, sometimes stereotypical, conclusion.

The programs are visited by 20 to 50 people depending on the topic or other parallel program offers.

All the programs of the CWC promote the culture of peace and non-violence in a direct or indirect way. However, in March 2004, the CWC organised and hosted a special event. It was a poster exhibition entitled 'Prejudice and Tolerance’'prepared and presented by Austrian youth. The initiator of the project was a student of Austrian and Hungarian background, who is a regular visitor of the CWC and has already delivered two presentations. In this particular case, she prepared the exhibition with her Austrian friends, members of the 'Federation of International Volunteers for Human and Nature Rights on Earth' (FIVE). The posters were on display in the main entrance hall of the County Cultural and Youth Centre, Szombathely, Hungary, for over a week. During the opening ceremony the DANCING WAVE Bahá'í Dance Group (Wienerneustadt, Austria) performed a peace dance.

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?

The CWC operates as an individual and independent club

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 would like to continue our programmes as long as possible increasing the size of our audience, if possible.

Postal address of organization

Szombathely Ady tér 5. H-9700 Hungary

E-mail address of organization

wfarkas@mailbox.hu

Website address of organization


Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Understanding, tolerance, solidarity

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Free flow of information and knowledge

Highest priority country of action (or international)


Second priority country of action (or international)

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