By Binish Desai, Published in Rotary International
I started my journey in Rotary as a Youth Exchange Student in 2009-10, hosted by the Rotary Club of Waukegan, Illinois, USA. I’m now a member of the Rotary Club of Bulsar, India, and Rotary helps me live out my dream, a dream I have had since age 11 – giving back to my community in service.
By McKinley Corbley, April 18, Published in GoodNewsNetwork
The leaders of North and South Korea may finally put an end to the conflict that has been affecting the two nations for the last 68 years. At the end of the Korean war in 1954, South and North Korean officials signed a truce. Though it put an end to the violence between Pyeongchang and Seoul, they never actually agreed to sign a peace treaty.
April 4, 2018
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has announced a Ugandan, Rehmah Kasule as one of the winners of the 13th edition of the Bank’s Prize for women’s contribution to development. Three African women join the prestigious group of Peace Laureates, Rehmah Kasule (Uganda), Hamsatu Nashe Alamin (Nigeria) and Togo based NGO, Groupe de réflexion et d’action, Femme, Démocratie et Développement. The Islamic Development Bank “Women’s contribution to Peace, Security and Development Prize” was awarded in Tunisia by the IsDB President, H.E. Dr. Bandar Hamza Hajjar and Prime Minister of Tunisia on 4th April 2018.
By Lucy Renju, Published in Rotary Club of Moshi
The Rotary Club of Moshi, Tanzania erected the Moshi Rotary Peace Monument in celebration of 100 years of the Rotary Foundation. The monument is a tribute to Rotarians and the community of Moshi to stand together for a shared vision for the advancement of peace, goodwill and world understanding. To meet this important goal of pursuing peace, Rotarians have become engaged, knowledgeable and empowered themselves and others into effective agents of peace within their communities, their societies and the world.
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff, Published in Rotary International
According to UNHCR, 65.6 million people are currently displaced by conflict, violence, or persecution. Rotary members refuse to accept conflict as a way of life and are committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
By Anne Stein, Published in Rotary International
In a nation once wracked by civil war, Liberian Rotarian Elizabeth Sele Mulbah has spent much of her life leading efforts for peace and reconciliation. A past president (2011-12) of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, Mulbah has a remarkable résumé. She began her career as a nurse, moved into teaching and administration, took on a leadership role at the Christian Health Association of Liberia, and worked at the United Nations Development Program.