World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2019 was celebrated by Universal Peace Federation UK on February 6th afternoon in partnership with other groups in Parliament and at Lancaster Gate in a programme entitled 'Prayers and Words to Create Harmony'. Hosted by Mr Afzal Khan CBE MP, UPF contributed to a programme organised by the Forum for International Relations Development (FIRD), that included eminent speakers from Parliament and the inter-religious world, 'Building Bridges Through Interfaith Dialogue'. Rev Dr Marcus Braybrooke, the Chairman of the World Council of Faiths, and UPF's Patron, Mr Virendra Sharma MP both made wise contributions to the programme on behalf of UPF.
Universal Peace Federation (UPF), in its first event of 2019, joined with a number of activists, campaigners and advocates for humanitarian causes to consider the development of mutual networks. The aim of this meeting was to bring peace partners together with the hope of future collaboration on common issues to promote community cohesion and consider methods of conflict resolution.
On November 28th, the Universal Peace Federation UK and the Women's Federation for World Peace UK commemorated the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Speakers included Baroness Pola Uddin, Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece, Ms Caroline Makaka, Ms Carole Stone OBE, Ms Jacqueline Onalo and Ms Raj Holness. Kindly hosted in the House of Lords by Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma.
Universal Peace Federation's Annual Peace Council is the year end drawing together of Ambassadors for Peace, long standing friends of UPF and Branch Chairs etc from across the UK. Areas of activity such as the work with Young Achievers, Women's Empowerment, Family and Marriage and the Inter-relationship of Religion and Politics were all included with updates from UPF activities around the world.
London, United Kingdom—Fourteen young achievers received the 2018 UPF Youth Achievement Award in a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament.
TG Foundation's 10th Anniversary on International Women's Day. The programme highlighted the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the worst place in the world to be a woman. It is known as the rape capital of the world. TG Foundation supports homes for victims of rape and helps the education of the children in those homes. Universal Peace Federation UK has been a partner in their activities providing a platform from UPF's wide network. Please see www.tgfoundation.org.uk