October 31, 2019, by Carol Hall, Published in Rotary International
I recently had the privilege of hosting two Rotary Peace Fellows from Bradford University – David from The Gambia and Ghenwa from Syria. Ghenwa comes from southern Syria which has not had the destruction, bombing, and killing that has taken place in northern Syria. However, she cannot live in Syria for fear of reprisal or arrest because of her association with Rotary. The government in Syria is suspicious of any nongovernmental organisations and organizations such as Rotary. Because of that and out of concern for her family who still live there, she and her husband must live outside Syria. These Peace Fellows are exceptional young people. I loved hosting them and felt so privileged to be in their company and to share their experiences.
Rotarian Action Group for Peace, November 9th, 2019
November 9th is Rotary Day at the United Nations, and Rotarian Action Group for Peace is celebrating by presenting a workshop at the Palais des Nations at the UN during Geneva Peace Week 2019. On November 8th, RAGFP Executive Director, Reem Ghunaim presented her latest workshop called, "Activating Peace: How to Build Sustainable Peace within your Community" to UN officials, NGO representatives, diplomats, and many other global peacebuilders.
After her successful pilot workshop at the RI convention in Hamburg, Reem was invited to present an updated version at the Palace of the United Nations in Switzerland for this year's Geneva Peace Week Conference. Geneva Peace Week is an annual conference that connects and highlights the work of global peace actors from government, NGOs, and businesses to collaborate and expand the space for peacebuilding. This conference instills that each and every person, actor, and institution has a role to play in building peace and strategizes peacebuilding from multiple angles.
November 1st, 2019. By Rotarian Action Group for Peace. "How to Build Positive Peace Within your Community"
Geneva Peace Week 2019 starts Monday, November 4th. The Rotarian Action Group for Peace team is excited for our Executive Director, Reem Ghunaim, to present our workshop to several non-profits, diplomats, business leaders, and United Nations representatives. Although we celebrate Peace year-round at the RAGFP, we are ecstatic to inspire and collaborate peace action on a special global scale this week. Read on to learn more about Reem's conference and Geneva Peace Week 2019.
October 15th, 2019 By Mujeres Con Derechos, Menstrual Equality
Charlie Ruth Castro is a Rotarian, founding member of the Rotary E-Club Sogomaoso Global, entrepreneur, and Women's Rights activist. She founded MujeresConDerechos.org ("Women with Rights"), a social movement created by Colombian women and men leaders, where they focus on sharing honest, relevant and current information that promotes knowledge and empowerment of sexual and reproductive rights of girls and women in Latin America. Right now, Mujeres Con Derechos needs your help to deliver 10,000 menstrual cups to girls in rural areas and prisons in Latin Amerca.
October 4th, 2019 By Rotary International, Celebrate Reconnect Week With Us!
Reconnect Week takes place October 7-13, and it's time to celebrate. This week is an internationally celebrated time on the Rotary calendar dedicated to renew and build past Rotary program participants and Rotarians. Past program participants who have lost their active connection to Rotary can refresh their ties by visiting club meetings, helping with projects, and engaging online. By doing so, they can experience again how Rotary reshapes lives locally and globally. Is there an alumni association in your district? Can alumni engage in a club service project? Can you take an alumnus out for coffee? This is your time to help program alumni renew their connection to Rotary.
September 30, 2019, By Rotarian Action Group for Peace, Geneva Peace Week - Build Sustainable Peace within your Community
Be Inspired. Get Building. Wage Peace. Reem Ghunaim, the Executive Director of the Rotary Action Group for Peace, presents How to Build and Spark Sustainable Peace within your Community. This workshop illustrates the Institute for Economics and Peace's 8 Pillars of Positive Peace through successful peace projects created by Rotary Clubs all over the globe. During this workshop, you will learn about the eight aspects of Positive Peace and how to implement scientifically-driven strategies into your current and future peacebuilding projects. After a successful pilot presentation at the Rotary International's 2019 Conference in Hamburg, Reem was invited to present her workshop and workbook at GPW19. In addition to her invitation, her workbook will be featured in Rotary International's Positive Peace Academy by the end of the year. Through heartfelt stories, clear logic models, and thoughtful exercises, this workshop will leave you with the tools and confidence to strategically plan your next successful peace project!