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Organization: Silence for Peace
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Postal address of organization/institution

daguerrestraat 179

E-mail address of organization/institution

irenevans@hetnet.nl

Website address of organization/institution

www.voordekinderenvandewereld.nl

Telephone of organization/institution

0031703604510

PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity

EDUCATION FOR PEACE
UNDERSTANDING, TOLERANCE AND SOLIDARITY
INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

TOP PRIORITY: The organization's most important culture of peace activity

EDUCATION FOR PEACE

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

The organization used to participate in The Hague Appeal for Peace, NEAG, Platform Vredescultuur

ACTIONS: What activities have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the ten years of the Decade? If you already made a report in 2005, your information from 2005 will be included in the 2010 report.

Every year on the International Day of Peace we conduct a vigil ceremony in front of the Peace Palace in The Hague. There we are permitted to burn the seventh fire, a ceremonial fire that is burning to help humanity to transform it's culture into a culture of peace.
Our first ceremony there was on Ascencionday 1999, during the Hague Appeal for Peace, and we have been working there ever since, to meditate and concentrate on the well functioning of the institutions humanity has created to establish international law, needed to solve conflicts non-violentely.


PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the second half of the Decade?

we have seen the festivities on 21 september grow immensely, that for sure.

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

Not really an obstacle, but what I do not understand that big organisations started celebrating 21st of september, changing the name (peace day, peace planet) and were not really willing to melt al the festivities into one big celebration. I think this is a bit the Dutch disease: everybody wants to do things together, but all under their own name.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

silence for peace had a commitment to celebrate the 21st of september at the foor of the peace palace. I do not know where 2011 will find us..

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

To be honest, I have become very huble in this. Allthough I would love to have ideas about this, I am afraid that we need more disasters to wake us up, because allhough within the movement progresses are made, on world level it is still the neo kapitalistic movement that is gaining controll. But I am full mof hope, because we do what we can, and I know unexpected help WILL come. Peace WILL prevail on Earth, because that is what it is there for.
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