The campaign is taking place at different universities, through Non-Governmental Organizations, religious leaders, and local leaders encouraging them to join initiatives aimed at promoting a peaceful world.
Founded by Man Hee Lee from South Korea, HWPL seeks to promote peace and stop war across the world.
In 2015, HWPL launched first campaigns advocating for the establishment of international law for peace and to raise the awareness of the importance of peace culture.
In 2018, this organization was recognized by the UN and carried on mobilizations for the establishment of international law for peace to be implemented by the UN.
Jean Bosco Nshimiyimana, member of the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) in Rwanda; affiliated to the HWPL, said that for peace to be achieved all the world citizens will have to pitch in.
“There is a proverb that goes ‘If you want peace, prepare for war’. The anticipated solution is against this saying. If we join the strength as the youth, parents, religious leaders, and local leaders with the same purpose, peace will undoubtedly be achievable,” he said
IPYG has been working for the support for the legally binding international norm for a sustainable peace based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).
Sheikh Ismail Maniriho, the head of Islamic predication at Rwanda Muslims Community (RMC) said that peace should start from religious places, and religious people should be first to bear fruits of peace.
“As religious people, we should fight against racism, sexual abuse, and discrimination. That is why our deeds must be characterized by love and unity,” he said