Peace Campaign Initiative

ARO PEACE CAMPAIGN INITIATIVE

The ARO Peace Campaign Initiative convenes and implements projects and conferences on peacebuilding and youth leadership development. There has been a monopoly on power, wealth, fame, knowledge, technology and education, humanity has been divided between individuals, nations and organizations. There has always been assumed distinctions between humans when in actual sense we are one.

It is imperative that every human being bears the responsibility of building peace and harmony in their heart. Many of the biggest challenges we face are because of our differences in beliefs, culture, race and gender.

The need for peace in the world is paramount now more than ever because in other communities, mere protests have lead to full scale wars.

The ARO Peace Campaign Initiative mobilizes people worldwide to create awareness, advocate, take action and commit to an everlasting world peace.
We aim to build a coalition of like-minded stakeholders from all parts of the society that are committed to this purpose.
Together we can actualize a world that is void of nepotism, bigotry, war and conflict. Together we can create a new state of mind, one fosters peace, love and harmony.

THE ISSUE

  • In recorded history since 3600 BC, over 14,500 major wars have killed close to four billion people – two-thirds of the current world population.
  • A contribution to the militarization of society is to socialize children into thinking violence and war are justifiable and glorious.
  • Many individual countries spend over the 3% average of GDP that the world spends on defence.
  • A third of northeast Nigeria is enveloped in conflict, causing a turn over of deaths and refugees quarterly.

Our Approach

ARO Peace Club

One of our strategies to achieve our worldwide peace goal is to incorporate children in this work for peace. A Peace Club is a great way for children to turn commitment into action. It’s a framework that promotes learning about peace and gaining skills to deal with conflict; and then putting those elements together to find ways to take action to make the world a better place. The ARO Peace Club provides a simple framework to enable school children get organized, get active, and get the word out about peacebuilding.  It gives them a chance to explore relationship building, self-empowerment, nonviolent problem-solving and other peace-building skills. We partner with schools across the country to register their students into the peace club and partake in the activities associated with it.

ARO Peace Club Activities

Art

Games

Community development

Music

Peace visits to religious organisations and other peace campaign bodies

ARO PEACE RALLIES

Another of our strategy involves taking our peace campaign out to colleges and higher institutions. Presidents of societies in these colleges are recruited into the ARO peace campaign rallies.

These campaign rallies are held monthly in strategic places to sensitize the communities on peace building.

Several projects are undertaken at these peace rallies. These includes; environmental sanitation, rallies and sensitization etc.

Other strategies associated with the peace rally;

  • Manage and avert conflict via public sensitization and enlightenment globally.
  • Host talks in churches, mosques, markets and in areas with conflict or war about the importance of community and togetherness.
  • Mediation is one of the means we use to bring people together. Our team goes where there is conflict or war and they try to help the two parties involved understand, accept and love their differences.
  • Liaise with prominent groups and organizations around us that share our goal.

WE FOCUS ON PROMOTING PEACE ACROSS INDIVIDUALS, SOCIETIES, GROUPS, NATIONS AND THE WORLD AS A WHOLE. WE BELIEVE THAT PEACE STARTS WITH AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION THAT INSPIRES AKIN ACTION

GOALS

  • To build peaceful relationships among people of all ages and cultures
  • Inspire people to help make peace a reality in our world.
  • Significantly reduce all forms of violence and death rates in the world.
  • To assist in the development of a more peaceful, less violent society through education of children and adults
  • Increase our impact in achieving safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster.
  • End abuse, exploitation and violence against children everywhere.

The ARO peace campaign initiative not only focuses on reducing violence and promoting peace on a large scale, it also focuses on fostering peace in homes, schools and marketplaces.

 

TOGETHER, WE WILL GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

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