'In the Twenty First Century Congo has been dubbed the Rape Capital of the world. We should ask ourselves: Why? For How Long? If it is not Congo, it might be Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe or Rwanda. It might be any African country. It is always Africa. Why? Is it because we are not out there screaming and shouting? Because we are not out there defending? Is it because of the lack of human love?
Universal 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
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
A 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'
Universal Peace Federation
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
African 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”.