International Women's Peace Day celebration in Mumbai


Mumbai. International Women’s Peace Day celebration was held at St. Mathew's High School & Junior College in Mumbai, India hosted by theInternational Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), an international peace NGO, whichregisters at the United Nations Economic and Social Council(UN ECOSOC). The event was held under the theme of "Cessation of War and World Peace with 3.7 Billion Women Becoming One: Harmony and Communication" to encourage numerous women to take part in the initiative for realization of peace. About 50 participants gathered,including school officials and student.

The event included performancesto build up harmony and world peace, and speechesto raise the role of women and peace bytheprincipal,Larzy Vargheese, and thehead teacher of St. Mathew's High School.The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) consisting of 10 articles and 38 clauses was introduced and participants wrote a letter expressing their desire for peace during the event. The declaration waspresented as a solution to achieve world peace, proclaimed by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in 2016 and drafted by HWPL International Law Peace Committee (comprisingof prominent law experts and UN officials). The purpose of the declaration is to build international regulationsthrough global cooperation and citizen’s active participation. Furthermore, it presents the promotion of culture of peace along with UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).

The event will urge women to take part in peace initiatives so that the DPCW can gain the support from women all over the world. It is also expected that movements and discussions for peace continue to be held through women’s voice in Mumbai.

The IWPG has spent the past years hosting several events to strengthen women’s right and cessation of warand making effort to build women’s peace network. In March 2019, the group sent peace letters written by women around the world andthe “DPCW White Paper” to the UN ambassadorsof 191 countries and all heads of states over the world by the delegations. Peace Letters wantedthe heads of states to adopt the DPCW. The wave of peace letters are stirring around the world.