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Cape Town Peace Walks for Everlasting Peace
IPYG and the community of Manenberg celebrate the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace
Cape Town, South Africa - On May 28th, 2016 the South African Branch of the International Peace Youth Group and the community of Manenberg held a peace walk to celebrate the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace. The purpose of the event was to highlight the global peace advocacy movement, the Legislate Peace Campaign, which was recently launched to bring all wars to an end by establishing an enforceable law compatible with the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).
Drafted by the IPYG’s parent organisation, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) International Law Peace Committee and proclaimed on March 14th this year, the DPCW has steadily received the public’s attention. It represents the voices of all those yearning for peace and urges states to protect their citizen’s rights to enjoy peaceful lives. This year’s commemorative event saw over 500 religious and community leaders, women and youth and peace groups from across the Western Cape unite for peace in a peace walk that took place in the CBD at starting from the Cenotaph War Memorial.
The Legislate Peace Campaign called on citizens from the Mannenberg community to unite as one to voice their positive demands for peace by adding their signatures. This was echoed by the 300 youth of Manenberg who performed for the crowd on the day.
In hundreds of cities, including South Korea, New York City, Gaborone, Shanghai and Oakland; youth, women, and all citizens will march for peace, replacing a culture of war with a culture of peace. For more information visit Legislate Peace Campaign Facebook page: www.facebook.com/legislatepeace