Nicosia has become City of Peace

 

In an effort to become a member of the International Cities of Peace which is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to promoting global cities of peace movement,  POSTRI in collaboration AHDR has formed a committee entitled “Nicosia, Cyprus: City of Peace” for making the city of Nicosia a model city of peace and transforming it into an educating city.

 

The committe has outlined their goals as follows:

 

  • Creating opportunities for children, youth and educators to engage in activities that foster critical thinking, multiperspectivity and understanding of the links between education and our perceptions towards “the other”,
  • Taking action against any form of discrimination and advocating for respecting human rights,
  • Re-examining school curricula to promote peaceful conflict-resolution, dialogue, consensus-building and active non-violence.
  • Organizing activities that celebrate a  Culture of Peace and Nonviolence,
  • Joining forces with CSOs, community leaders, educational authorities and the gerenal public in Cyprus to ensure participation an democratic procedures while advocating for Culture of Peace,
  • Taking measures to address the issue of symbolic manifestations of violence in the media and in schools through national commemoration and war games,
  • Building partnerships with likeminded organizations and initiatives across the globe in order to create a strong network for a Culture of Peace,
  • Training children, youth and educators in identifying and tackling issues of inequality and unequal distribution of resources at a local and global level and learning to live in justice and compassion,
  • Advocating and compaingning for environmental sustainability and living in harmony with the Earth.

 

For more details, please visit: http://www.internationalcitiesofpeace.org/cities/nicosia/nicosia.html

 

 

 

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About POST Research Institute

POST is a non-profit, non-political organization set up by a group of people to work for the cultural, social, and environmental betterment of Cyprus and established at 2002. Vision: To contribute towards achieving an alternative sustainable future, which comprises of an egalitarian Cypriot society, that recognizes the dignity of every living being. Mission: • On the basis of social equality/justice: o To contribute for creating an open dialogue on issues of peace education and reconciliation and working actively for the unification of the island. o To take action against gender discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression for achieving positive social transformation. o To advance, sensitize and advocate for a multicultural and diverse society in which all differences are recognized, understood and accepted. • To excel as an Institute in the execution of research and participatory action. • To strengthen research capacity in Cyprus. • To strive for ecological sustainability through the prevention of environmental degradation and destruction.
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