September 21, the International Day of Peace is fast approaching! To commemorate this important day, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is launching "Women Speak Out for Peace: A Global Media Campaign," starting on September 16th and continuing until Peace Day, September 21st. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness and knowledge of the UN Security Council Resolutions 1325, 1820, and the supporting Women, Peace and Security (WPS) resolutions, globally. Equally important, this initiative will demand greater accountability from a range of stakeholders (such as governments, UN agencies, regional organizations and civil society); and contribute to the depiction of women as peacebuilders, decision-makers and change agents. The campaign will also highlight Education for Peace, the theme of the 2013 Peace Day.
The campaign aims to involve as many individuals and organizations as possible. Participation may be through sending letters to editors of newspapers/magazines; publishing blog posts; speaking on the radio or television on WPS issues; sending out tweets (using the hashtags #PeaceDay, #VAW, #WPS), Facebook posts, Tumbler posts, and/or text/SMS messages. Examples of letters and social media/SMS outreach are attachedl. We encourage you to be creative and utilize available resources to enhance the campaign's impact.
It is our hope that each of you and your members and partners join us in this initiative! Please contact Manuela Albir (email@example.com) or Subashini Perumal (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have further questions.
Additional details on International Day of Peace and the campaign are accessible via these links:
For Sample Letter, click here.