The theme for this year’s Peace Day celebration was “Be the light and peace for the world”, which was commemorated through an event called Bandung Peace Week. Peace Generation in collaboration with Initiatives of Change (IofC) Indonesia organized 7 day-webinars to share and connect with people who commit to promote peace especially during this time of crisis. The international day of peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.
Bandung Peace Week (BPW) is inspired by the spirit of the Bandung Conference or Asian African Conference in 1955, also by the IofC Hub which was conducted virtually by IofC international. The objectives of the event were to create space for sharing about peace and being a light for others, to inspire each other about good practices in cultivating peace from various contexts and communities, and to network and collaborate for a safe, just, and peaceful world.
The webinars were divided into various themes with creating peace as a cultural issue as the highlight. Through the various themes, we learned to create peace in different ways, starting with simple things and the potential we have.
#Day1 To Be the Light and Peace for the World
#Day2 Family in Peace and Reconciliation
#Day3 Peace and Conflict Reconciliation
#Day4 Creative Peace Education towards Compassionate Schools
#Day5 Youth Creating a Culture of Peace
#Day6 Building Trust, Breaking Divides
#Day7 Celebrating Peace Initiatives
Apart from this webinar, we have also Peace Makers who join this Bandung Peace Week in their cities. We are so excited to welcome all honorable speakers coming from Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, India, Rwanda, and Australia.
Can’t wait to listen and learn from you all!
Yofrina Octika Gultom and Hayati