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Organization: International Day of Peace in South Africa
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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.


Cape Town: Screening of “Soldiers of Peace” at the Labia, organized by the South African Peace Alliance. 140 attended a Reiju (empowerment) and World Peace Grid Meditation session.

Hout Bay: A concert was organized by Kronendal Music Academy (facebook), who strive towards racial and social integration through music and performance.

Johannesburg: 500+ participated in “March for Peace: Peace starts in your Heart”, which included many musical performances, a release of 99 balloons by children, a dance, speeches from Commissioner Reddy, Special Advisor to the Gauteng Premier in North Riding. A full report of the event is on Facebook.


Capetown was one of over 300 international locations for Earthdance. Over the course of the event, which had "The Sacredness of Water" theme for 2007 and raised money for local charities many South African and other musical groups performed. At one o'clock a.m. Earthdance Capetown linked with the other Earthdance events via the "Prayer for Peace" meditation, a song that is played at all events at exactly the same tie, connecting all participants at every Earthdance.

World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) organized a Peace Day ceremony at a spiritual retreat outside Johannesburg.

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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