International Day of Peace 2017: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All

Published: Sep 21, 2017 Reading time: 2 minutes
International Day of Peace 2017: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All
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Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. We asked our beneficaries what the word PEACE means to them. What did they answer?



„It is our people’s decision either to live in peace to have a beautiful life or to make everyone’s life very hard. We were displaced to Mazar-e-Sharif city due to armed conflict. People in our village think they can bring peace by war and conflicts but when the conflict starts, peace is the only thing we lose. People could say NO to war and our children could go to school, our life could be better. There is never a good war or a bad peace.“

- Rahmatullah

„I‘ve lost everything when the war started. We could stay and have a beautiful life in our own village, but we had to leave everything and escape to other places only to stay alive. If we were living in peace, no one even thought of leaving their home to other cities or even going out of the country. There is nothing we want but peace, I will always pray to live in peace once again, peace is always beautiful.“

-Mohammad Yusuf


„Sleeping, eating and walking without stress. Waking up the next day.“

-Alberto Moisés Chicunho

,,Living with family and other people in harmony.“

-Josefina Nafeca


„Peace is to respect everyone equally.“

-Gita Nepali

„To have delicious food and to be able to stay relax.“

-Sarita Lamichhane


„When everyone can get his own right equallyand people can accept each other ideas, attitudes, religions and believes .“

- Assel Antony Esmaeel


Autor: People in Need

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