AudienceUniversal Peace Federation - UK's Headquarters in London, together with Mothers of Congo, hosted an event to update and harness the passion to improve the human rights position of people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A number of the Congolese diaspora were present to share their experiences and to encourage everyone to work for a better future in DRC. Photo Link

Rt Hon Baroness VermaA Universal Peace Federation - UK event hosted by Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma: Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.  (Photo link of the event)   Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece:  Gender and Equalities Spokesperson for Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords  ‘The Lack of Women Representatives in Parliament Especially From BME Backgrounds’    Sir Anand Satyanand: Chairman of Commonwealth Foundation:  'Women of the Commonwealth in the Advance of Civil Society' 

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Women’s Federation for World Peace

'Responsible Sourcing of Conflict Minerals'

Committee Room 1, House of Lords

14:30 - 15:30  Thursday 21st November, 2013

Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Charlotte Bosawa Eyenga Simon:  Founder of Mothers of Congo

Mr Humphrey Hawksley: BBC World Affairs Correspondent

Ms. Chantal Daniels: Policy and Advocacy Officer Central Africa, Christian Aid

Justina MutaleAfrican Woman of the Year 2012 and Gender Equality Ambassador and Spokesperson for the International Women’s Think Tank & International Women’s Centre

Universal Peace Federation International Women’s Day “Inspiring Change’

House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London

Wednesday 12th March 2014

This presentation is based on International  Monetary Fund Managing director, Christine Lagarde’s idea of “Daring the Difference to Bridge the Gender Gap: Enabling Women to Participate on an Equal Footing with Men”.

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Please see the Executive Report on The Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria

UPF Interfaith Declaration on Peace in Syria

Amman, Jordan October 13, 2013

Gathered in Amman, Jordan, on October 11-13, 2013 for the Interfaith Consultation on

“The Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria” sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation, we, the participants, being persons from a wide range of religious and spiritual backgrounds, professional fields, and from many nations – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, India, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Monaco, Palestine, Russia, Sudan, Syria, UAE, UK, USA – committed to peace and human development for all, and,

Acknowledging that the conflict in Syria has escalated at an alarming rate, leaving more than 100,000 people dead, and more than 2 million refugees and nearly 4 million internally displaced persons, spawning a human disaster of enormous magnitude, and

Charlotte Simon Last night there was a 'Remember the Congo' event held by Mothers of Congo and Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-UK as a part of Black History month. Speakers included 'Mama' Charlotte Simon (photo left), founder of Mothers of Congo, Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs Correspondent, who has made two documentaries on the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tatiana Giraud, the founder of the TG Foundation that supports several clinics for the care of rape victims and Florence Billi, who made an impassioned plea for an end to the suffering the people in the North and South Kivus. The documentary 'Crisis in the Congo' shocked many of those present when shown during the evening. A number of those who spoke later said they had been moved to tears by the images of the brutal treatment of the Congolese people during more than 120 years.

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