Sunday, March 10, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Event in Czech for Ukrainian Refugee



[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Event in Czech for Ukrainian Refugee

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 regarding HWPL's Peace Event in Czech for Ukrainian Refugee :)

Gala Charity Night for the Ukrainian Refugee Children

HWPL Czech branch hosted Gala Charity Night in the New Year with Dum Dobra, a humanitarian charity organization supporting Ukrainian refugee children.

Almost two years from the outbreak of the war, thousands of Ukrainian citizens are living as refugees abroad. Among them, the majority are women and children who are experiencing inconveniences in maintaining basic livelihoods. Not only that but also suffer from mental trauma due to violence, loss, and family separation during the conflict.

The Czech Republic accepted the third largest number of Ukrainian refugees in Europe. The government and civil society have joined together to provide various supports to Ukrainian refugees across society so that they can at least forget the pain caused by the war. However, amid the prolongation of the war and the global economic downturn, support from the government and relief organizations is weakening, and new social problems such as refugee children not being guaranteed sufficient right to education due to language and cultural differences, and Ukrainian refugees not being able to function as members of society are emerging.

Based on this background, the HWPL Czech Branch planned a special event with Dum Dobra, a charity organization actively helping Ukrainian refugees who escaped the war. A special Gala Night was organized where Czech citizens and Ukrainian refugees could enjoy various cultural and artistic performances during the cold winter. We also decided to collaborate with Ukrainian artists and raise donations for refugee children by auctioning off their artworks.

The performance was organized by Ukrainian Action School, Darian Dance Studio and IPYG youth volunteers under the three themes of “evil,” “warm touch,” and “freedom”. In addition, Yulia Yusenko played the Bandura, a Ukrainian national instrument, and Laye Beusse sang Senegalese music, adding variety to the performance. Total of 6 teams prepared performances to warm the hearts of attendees. Afterwards, 11 artworks by Ukrainian artists found new owners through an auction.

A total of 150 Czech figures and Ukrainian refugees from all walks of life attended the event. Citizens who had forgotten about peace have expressed their gratitude for holding this New Year event in the Czech Republic, and also participated in voluntary donations, adding to the warmer atmosphere of the event.

It was decided that the donations raised would be used to support Domdobra’s program for Ukrainian refugee children. The program will help the children overcome mental trauma of war and will include various social integration education to help them adapt to Czech society. Over the past year, more than 1,000 Ukrainian refugees have received help through the Domdobra organization, it is also expected that many more children will receive help through this program.

Moreover, in 2024, Dom Dobra and HWPL are planning to strengthen cooperation and collaborate on programs that can help the social integration of refugees living in the Czech Republic.

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