Teach Peace Build Peace Movement continues to network with different organizations with the same vision for peace.
GLOBAL NETWORK OF RELIGIONS FOR CHILDREN
The Global Network of Religions for Children includes members from all of the world’s major religious traditions. Together the GNRC is committed to creating a world where every girl and boy can grow up safe and sound—a world where every child has the chance to shine.
MISSION: The Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), as a dynamic worldwide alliance of religious organizations and people of faith and good will, is inspired by deep conviction and impelled by a sense of responsibility to uphold the rights and dignity of children everywhere, convinced that this is the most direct path to a world of peace and justice for all. Steadfast in belief in the infinite value of every human life, and in the shared universal values and common humanity of all peoples, the mission of the GNRC is to empower ordinary people at the grassroots level to make unique faith-based contributions to the realization of every child’s right to attain full physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, moral and social development, which can only take place in a caring and protective environment.
Offering an open space for interfaith dialogue and action, the GNRC works to realize these commitments through prayer and action, fostering respect for and celebration of religious and cultural diversity in all of its work. Convinced that children are themselves builders of a better world, the GNRC strives to empower children to develop their spirituality, to live in solidarity and confidence with people of all beliefs and cultures, and to make powerful contributions, as world citizens and stewards of the Earth, to peace and dignity for all.
The Women Engaged in Action on 1325 (WE Act 1325) is a national network of women in peace, human rights and women’s organizations who actively collaborated with the government in the formulation of the National Action Plan (NAP) on UN SCR 1325. The major objective of the national network is to help the government implement the NAP as well as to concretely bring it to the women most affected by conflict situations in the country. The network was launched in Miriam College on November 17, 2010. Since its birth, members of WE Act have been doing their share in implementing the NAP.
Since the launch of the NAP in 2010, WE Act 1325 member organizations have been involved in various campaigns and activities. Of the 14 Action Points of the NAP, most initiatives were focused in the areas of policy review, capability building, and training of various stakeholders; engagement with negotiators of on-going peace processes; advocacy to increase women’s participation in peacebuilding in national and local levels; peace education; and media campaigns.
Work was also done in the areas of strengthening the justice system, campaign against small arms, monitoring and documentation of the effects of armed conflict on women, involvement of grassroots women in peacebuilding projects, promotion of civil society involvement in the implementation of the NAP, and monitoring of the Plan’s implementation.