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Turkey, located in Eastern Europe, Western Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East (all geographical locations) is a region of the world which has no shortage of conflict and political tensions.
Permanent peace is very much needed in this region. However, most see the formation of this lasting peace as being only the duty and responsibility of politicians, public institutions or those who direct politics. Peace is not just the absence of conflict or the silencing of weapons, it is also about non-gender discrimination, racial or religious discrimination, domestic violence, equal opportunities, justice for all, access to accurate information, technology, education and health and welfare services. Peace too is about ethical business practise without corruption, protection of the environment, equality, diversity, inclusiveness but above all, a real hope to be realised.
There is much which can be done towards achieving lasting peace. The ‘positive peace' approach adopted by Rotary supports all of the above.
The reason for this Conference in this District is to take the opportunity of discussing and working with experts, which will further enable each individual to contribute to world peace. Another aim of the Conference is to mobilise young people to become the Peace Ambassadors of today and tomorrow. In doing this, they will raise up new generations who will further sow the seeds and ideas for developing new projects for peace.
This Conference will inform the participants about:
What can be done as individuals to create a more peaceful world
How we can resolve conflicts and disputes without resorting to violence
How we can develop the language of peace in our homes and family lives
What the concept of ‘Positive Peace’ is based upon and how it differs from ‘Negative Peace’
Provision of examples form peace education in Turkey
Rotary’s contribution to young people working for peace
Rotary’s contribution to the role of women
The work of the Rotary Peace Centres and Peace Fellows
The work of the Rotary Action Group for Peace
Peace Projects within Rotary
An opportunity for interaction with institutions, academics, Peace Fellows and others through workshops and panels.
Last but not least, Conference delegates will learn more about peace, gain insights into possible peace projects, development networks and friendships, share knowledge and ideas, and have much fun whilst being inspired to ‘be the change that they want to see in the world’.
Rotary International District 2420, Turkey
Istanbul Suadiye Rotary Club
Istanbul Yeniköy Rotary Club
Istanbul Suadiye Rotaract Club
Istanbul Yeniköy Rotaract Club
Where Great Minds Reunite
Keynotes. Panels. Workshops.