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Organization: International Day of Peace in Malawi
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PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity


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

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

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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.


The Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) jointly organized rallies in all Malawi regions to celebrate the 21st of September. In the southern region Peoples Federation for National Peace and Development joined hands with Civil Liberties Committee and others for a rally that took place at Lunzu primary school in Blantyre.


United Religions Initiative (URI) URI Malawi celebrated Peace Day at Chisapi Private School. The theme was “May Peace Prevail on Earth, and about 500 people attended. The main celebration started when a Member of Parliament arrived at the school. After an opening ceremony, there was a traditional dance performance by school children. They wore white hats with Peace slogans and sang while dancing: "We want Peace in Malawi and the whole world; we are proud of this day, stop fighting each other, love your neighbor". The performance was followed by speeches by students, teachers, the Group Village Headman and representatives of URI. The last speaker was a young Member of Parliament, who urged the people to solve their problems through contact and dialogue and called for Peace in Malawi, its neighboring countries and the world as a whole. Other activities this day were reading of poems and bible verses on Peace, drama, Kwaito dance and singing. The function ended with a candle lighting and a prayer by one of the teachers.

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?

On a global level, reported events for the International Day of Peace continue to grow year after year (see the website listed above):

In the 2005 Report, 155 Peace Day events in 47 countries are presented.

The 2007 records show that:
* We had 623 commitments across the world
* 70 countries
* 225 cities (outside of the USA)
* 42 US states
* An estimate of nearly 500,000 participants
* An average of 500 people per event

2009 annual report listed 700+ events

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

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

The International Day of Peace is an annual event.

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

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