“Foundation for Peace to Improve Human Rights”
Date and Time: Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, 8:30PM (KST)
Location: Online (Zoom)
Topics: Human Rights, Institutionalization of Peace
Host: HWPL Daegu-Gyeongbuk Branch
Mr. Ramesh Bhan, Chief of Bureau, India’s premier News Agency
Mr. Nachiket Anil Dave, Advocate, India
Mr. Sania Dua, Chief of Women department, All India Human Rights Association
Mr. Achankunju P.C, Founding Chairman, Human Rights Foundation
The webinar was held to emphasize the need for peace as an institution that must be observed throughout our lives, not simply as a recommended moral standard. Participants, who have worked in various fields to raise awareness of human rights, discussed the elements of peace that should be emphasized to raise awareness of peace among the citizens of Delhi.
“The way to protect human rights can be different depending on the situation and the times. But its standards and definitions must remain unchanged. We need stronger institutions for the sake of peace that deserves to be guaranteed.”
On April 2, 2022, HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light) hosted the “Foundation for peace to improve human rights” webinar.
The Webinar was held to emphasize the need for peace as an institution that must be observed throughout our lives, not simply as a recommended moral standard.
Attendees at this seminar including lawyers, human rights activists, local government officials, and media, who have worked to promote human rights awareness in their respective fields in India, discussed the elements of peace that should be emphasized to raise awareness of peace among the citizens of Delhi.
Considering the characteristics of India, where 1.4 billion people of different religions, ethnicities, and languages coexist, discrimination and disputes over different affiliations are inevitable. From family communities to national communities, it is necessary to introduce peace as a system that has an obligation to protect, not just peace as a recommended moral standard.
Through this webinar, participants were able to discuss various elements of human rights violations that are not regulated by the current law and to share various opinions on elements of peace that should be institutionalized for the improvement of human rights issues and the qualitative growth of civil society.
Points of discussion
Mr. Ramesh Bhan addressed that the way to protect human rights can be different depending on the situation and the times, but its standards and definitions must remain unchanged. And He emphasized the need for stronger institutions for the sake of peace that deserves to be guaranteed. He also added that the State and Media should show more interest in human rights and peace-related movements.
Mr. Nachiket Anil Dave focused on education as a fundamental solution to raising awareness of peace. He addressed that education has strong power and he emphasized the need for HWPL to apply its peace education curriculum widely so that the concept of peace that civil society aims for can be formed well.
Ms. Sania Dua also agreed with the importance of education for peaceful coexistence. She addressed that to raise awareness of peace, education at the level of each country and culture is necessary, and a system to block factors that hinder peace is also needed. And she added that there are many organizations established to protect peace, but their functions are not really working.
Mr. Achankunju P.C. said international peace is important but to achieve this, peace should be found in the community first and should be continued. He stressed the need to prepare standards and methods to realize peace immediately, from family communities to global villages.
Ramesh Bhan: We need stronger institutions for the sake of peace that deserves to be guaranteed.
Nachiket Anil Dave: I know how to establish peace institutionally. I think HWPL’s peace education curriculum is the answer for it. We all know that education has strong power.
Sania Dua: Peace is a right that we deserve and is synonymous with human rights. When peace is threatened, it means human rights are threatened.
Achankunju P.C: Peace should be found in the community first and it should be continued.
We will continue to hold webinars to discuss the elements of peace that must be practically implemented to enhance the awareness of peace in the community.
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