Universal Peace Federation
House of Lords
9th December 2014
The Seeds of Hope documentary was a painful account of human rights crimes by the victims of rape in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Rebecca Masika Katsuva began the Masika Centre which is a place of healing and hope for those victims. Masika, who herself is a rape survivor, supports 80 children and many women to make a new start and guides the women to support their families through agriculture. It is by her efforts that many women have found a way to havelife after rape, abandonment by their family and sometimes bringing up the children of those rapes.
Charlotte Simon received a BEFFTA award from Pauline Long for her work with Mothers of Congo. Both are UPF Ambassadors for Peace. In her award speech she decried the sexual violence in DRC saying 8 million are estimated to have been raped in the last 20 years.
How Do We Approach Extremism?
Monthly Ambassador for Peace Get Together in Lancaster Gate
The youth of today are architects of peace but they are paying a high price for their desire for a better, more fair and just world. To a standing room only Ballroom in Universal Peace Federation HQ, Lord Jack McConnell addressed the issue of peaceful, youthful idealism and the injustices in the world. These clashed once more resulting in the tragic murder of Tawfik Bensaud, the eighteen year old Libyan activist, in Bengazi last month.