PHASE 3. For the Children (Constructive Phase)
Women will insist upon implementing programs that maximize
efforts for human rights and safety for children around the world.
Programs developed by NGO’s, civil society organizations, religious
organizations, the U.N., and many other organizations have laid the
groundwork and are the key to a new paradigm of humanitarian
spending. For the Children programs are the key to unity and
partnership. Programs will be created to interact between countries
so that the example of working together stands out as a deterrent
against war and animosity.
(See Examples of programs by Queen Noor)
shows that the common denominator between cultures and nations
is the children. In a “Call to Women,” the focus is on the movement
influencing governments to make programs “For the Children” a
priority! The relentless question will be, what are you doing for the
children, and are the children your priority? Therefore, the
“Call to Women” proclamation states,
“With respect, we, the women of the world are declaring that we will not allow
war in the world and we will intervene with every NON-VIOLENT means
possible to prevent it or stop it! We do this “For the Children.”
Working “For the Children” will bring everyone together. It transcends
boundaries of idealism, nationalism, religion, and politics. The
means to the end is women and nonviolence.
see a global “illustration” of nonviolence, as a metaphor for the
future, a metaphor for helping others, as a direct focus for conflict
resolution, and as a direct political focus in the future.
Children” to have food, shelter, health care and an education an
It is an atrocity that the children of the future are learning the
wrong thing! They are learning violence begets violence and
revenge and retribution are important. The adults are making
grave mistakes for the future. Is that enough impetus for RADICAL
What are we teaching our children? Will wars go on forever? Or
will there be some paradigm change?
What do we teach the children when they are fighting? We ask
them to APOLOGIZE to the other and say you are sorry and state
that they won’t do it again. Within this method lies the strategy
for world peace.
The children need a chance to grow up.
The children need a chance to grow up in peace.
The children need a chance to see peace.
Children will not grow up with hate,
will not want revenge,
will not know violence,
will have respect for others.
Therefore, For the Children, we will not allow war any more!
Peace activist efforts are not for themselves. They are for the future
A “For the Children” campaign will create a common bond between people.
It will create countless avenues of innovation and creativity.
We want the children to see world wide unity.
We are asking the world for a COMMITMENT “FOR the CHILDREN”
“I will not raise my child to kill your child.”
Rose Lord - from Global Coalition for Peace
“Concern for the children is a unifying concept for women everywhere.
Jan Greene Krause
“Because children ask the world of us!”
WAND – Women’s Actions for New Directions
Queen Noor Accomplishments - click
Queen Noor, during her reign as Queen of Jordan, was empowered to develop and
implement absolutely wonderful programs “For the Children.”
Read the Pledge - click
Created by Students and Instructors
From: Sacred Heart - Newton Country Day School (NCDS)
Boston Globe Article
Planting Peace In Tender Minds
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It is time, as Carol Bellamy, Director of UNICEF says, for the world and its leaders to
“recognize their moral, social, and economic responsibility to invest in children - and to
shift national resources accordingly.”
“Women and Power” said, “The lives of our children, the protection of millions, the hopes
of all humankind, wait again now for women, from opposite cultures, opposite tradition, to
step over the line of political hatred to save them.”
In an article entitled, Female religious leaders take on peace-building by Religion News
Service, Dena Merriam, a coalition leader of The Global Peace Initiative of Women
stated, “A strong coalition of women from religion, business and government can make a
difference. It is the children who are suffering the most in the current conflicts. Women
must come together on their behalf and demand an end to the violence that is taking too
many young lives.” Here-in lies the vision.
Howard Zinn, author and activist, wrote, in describing national boundaries and war,
“Should we not begin to consider all children, everywhere, as our own? In that case, war,
which in our time is always an assault on children, would be unacceptable as a solution to
the problems of the world.”
“In the year 2003, in the United States, over 12 million children live in poverty. And
yesterday, there were 3,000 more children without health care-children of all races. By the
end of today, there will be 3,000 more.” Dean ________
Yitzak Rabin said,
“The peace that was born today gives us the hope that children born today will
never know war between us, and their mothers will know no sorrow.”
“A peace, which covers all children of the world, is my wish.”
Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
As the CODEPINK call at http://www.womensaynotowar.org states, “This is not the world
we want for ourselves or our children. With fire in our bellies and love in our hearts, we
women are rising up – across borders – to unite and demand an end to the bloodshed
and the destruction.” By Gayle Brandeis
Gayle Brandeis, “When women say NO to war, we are saying Yes to so much – Yes to
compassion, Yes to justice, Yes to safety, Yes to a peaceful and sustainable future.
Please join us in raising our voices. Let’s recapture our original joyous, defiant
experience of the word No, and bolster it with a healthy Yes that will resound through the
ages, ringing in our great-grandchildren’s ears.”
upon women from all over the world to join us in our march in solidarity with our sisters in
Palestine and Israel who are struggling to uphold the cause of human rights and
international law and are working tirelessly to achieve justice and peace in the region after
decades of military occupation”
|(GS of NV)
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