Thursday, May 9, 2024

[IWPG] IWPG at the 68th UN Commission on the Status of Women



[IWPG] IWPG at the 68th UN Commission on the Status of Women

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 IWPG's participation in the 68th UN Commission on the Status of Women :)

International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), Ugandan and Kenyan ministers promise to “actively reflect and cooperate in peace projects”

The Global Region 12 branch of the International Women's Peace Group (IWPG) met with ministers and personnel from Uganda and Kenya, which are partner countries of the Global 12 branch, and discussed ways to cooperate in realising peace.
Attending the 68th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held at the UN Headquarters in New York last month, IWPG met with Peace Regis Mutuuzo, Minister of State for Gender and Culture, and discussed a five-year national cooperation roadmap for Uganda and its details. The Ugandan side promised to actively reflect and cooperate with the IWPG peace project in its national plan.
Additionally, during this CSW, the Global Region 12 branch will be hosting Uganda's Minister of State for Gender and Culture Peace Regis Mutuuzo, Jennifer Aguti, head of the National Association of Women's Organisations in Uganda, Faizat Badmus-Busari, Regional Programme Manager at Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), and Hala Al. Diana Nanyange, regional director of Uganda in the Caribbean, met with Uganda's domestic coordinator to give strength to youth and discussed in-depth ways to cooperate in realising peace.
Kenyan figures include Aisha Jumwa Katana, Cabinet Secretary for Gender, Culture, the Arts and Heritage in Kenya, Diana Kamande, head of Come Together Widows and Orphans, Fatuma Hakar, head of Girlkind Kenya, and Yvonne Anyango, head of Cooperation Arena for Sustainable Development in Africa. Through meetings with the Executive Director of the White Ribbon Alliance Kenya, Angela Nguku, and Rovinnah Maureen, Strategic Partnership Manager of Amref Health Africa, the introduction and vision of the IWPG, the importance of the DPCW (Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War), and working-level discussions were held. Invitations were made to the '2024 World Women's Peace Conference' to be held in September, seeking ways to cooperate to realise practical peace.
Global Region 12 Branch Director Soo-jeong Lee said, “It was a meaningful time to meet with women’s representatives and NGOs from each country to strengthen women’s gender equality and independence and discuss practical measures to resolve this,” adding, “We signed an MOA to realise peace projects in September last year and we look forward to future progress by realising in-depth agreements reached at the national level with Uganda’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Culture.”

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