Sunday, June 18, 2023

[HWPL] HWPL Restructures The Youth Empowerment Peace Workshop (YEPW) into the Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding Working Group (YEPW)


[HWPL] HWPL Restructures The Youth Empowerment Peace Workshop (YEPW) into the Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding Working Group (YEPW)

Chairman ManHee Lee is the head representative of the global peace organization HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), which is striving for the enactment and implementation of the international peace law 'Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)'. The  DPCW is a legal instrument comprised of 10 articles and 38 clauses that can end wars and hostilities throughout the world. HWPL is also spreading a culture of peace and implementing peace education.

Chairman ManHee Lee experienced the cruelty and tragedy of war as a veteran of the Korean War. This is one of the reasons why he founded a global peace campaign as the head of HWPL. He has traveled the globe more than 35 times to meet and persuade politicians, legal experts, journalists, professors, peace activists, civil organization leaders, heads of tribes and others to unite them for the work of peace. The significant fruits borne out of his hard work are the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit and HWPL Peace Committee. The DPCW was drafted and finalised by the HWPL Peace Committee.

How, you may wonder, do I know this? About 10 years ago, when I had just been discharged from military service, I came to know HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee while researching the topic of civil conflicts to satisfy my curiosity in ongoing global issues. At that time, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines was suffering from a major civil conflict that lasted more than 40 years, and Chairman ManHee Lee and HWPL resolved this conflict through non-violent means.

Chairman Lee brought an end to the conflict in Mindanao by holding a peace talk between the warring Catholic and Islamic groups. Before the talk, HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee held a Peace Walk to spread the culture of peace in Mindanao with the many locals who had gathered out of a desire for peace.

Chairman ManHee Lee's pressing appeal today is that humanity unites for sustainable peace in order to pass on the legacy of peace to future generations worldwide. He doesn't just talk peace, but has worked tirelessly for it through practical peace campaigns for over a decade.

I decided to become a supporter of HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee's peace initiatives because I also desire a world of peace for all posterity.

Today I'd like to introduce an article from HWPL official homepage regarding youth's peace work. IPYG (International Peace Youth Group) under the HWPL is a peace group for the youth who advocates for peaceful world for the youth. Let's read what is YEPW, and what happened to it :)

The Youth Empowerment Peace Workshop (YEPW) Restructured into the Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding Working Group (YEPW)

The International Youth Peace Group (IPYG), which serves as a networking and platform for peace activities of young people around the world, has restructured the Youth Empowerment Peace Workshop (YEPW) to a new activity called the Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding Working Group (YEPW).

The existing Youth Empowerment Peace Workshop (YEPW) has been operated as a practical online/offline discussion platform to help young people solve their own problems. The workshop participants discussed what is the most serious problem that currently threatens youth and peace in the region, and among them, various problems such as lack of educational opportunities, unemployment, and violence, and contents to solve them have been developed and implemented. The YEPW, which started as a regional group, has since developed into a coalition in which young people from 40 countries from different continents participate together.

Going one step further, the IPYG organized the existing “Youth Empowerment Peace Workshop,” centered on the workshop participants, to regularize youth cooperation for peacebuilding and institutionally establish it in each region, will be changed to “Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding Working Group.” Also, with the new slogan “Together for change, Peace in Action,” the IPYG will encourage young people to actively participate in the realization of peace.

Now, the Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding Working Group (YEPW) will become the center of national youth networks and peace projects, displaying creative ideas and challenging mindset for fulfilling peace, and representing the voices of young people who yearn for peace. In addition, it will be a major organization that carries out activities for community development.

Through the Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding Working Group (YEPW), we look forward to your interest and participation ( in the role and activities of young people around the world for peacebuilding.

We also can join IPYG's YEPW to build world peace together, please visit following HWPL official homepage if you want to be a part of HWPL :)

HWPL Official Homepage

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