Tuesday, March 5, 2024

[IPYG] IPYG's Friend, Jssor Youth Organization in Iraq



[IPYG] IPYG's Friend, Jssor Youth Organization

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 IPYG's (International Peace Youth Group, the youth affiliate of HWPL) affiliate organization in Iraq :)

Introducing the IPYG Affiliate Organization – Jssor Youth Organization

MENA Region YEPW Meeting

Jssor Youth Organization, an affiliate of IPYG, operates as an NGO in Tikar, located in southern Iraq. Under the leadership of Mr. Mortadha Abdillah, the organization mobilizes youth from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to engage in peace-building initiatives, including youth campaigns and efforts to combat sexual violence. Its activities align closely with UNSC Resolution 2250, contributing positively to Iraqi society.

The organization actively participates in the MENA Youth Engagement & Peacebuilding Working Group (YEPW), facilitating activities such as interviews and surveys to enhance the awareness and understanding of youth in the Middle East. These efforts aim to empower young people to play meaningful roles in promoting peace.

Lastly, here is a message from Ms. Yasmine Wertan, Program Manager of Jssor Youth Organization.

“Peace and security are not merely the absence of violence or the cessation of conflicts; they entail envisioning free and democratic societies that uphold principles of justice, dignity, and address social, political, and structural inequalities. Simply involving youth in peace processes falls short; they must actively engage in all political processes and decision-making affecting them and society. This aspect demands careful consideration in our endeavors towards peacebuilding.”

Interested in HWPL's peace work for the world? Please visit following link :)

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