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A Peaceful family is the backbone of happy society

We cannot say a happy family while referring to those families without peace, always enduring family conflicts as the routine practice. As the world celebrate peace day, Join Others Rwanda calls upon Rwandans and the world in general to embrace peace by respecting family values and one’s duties.

Each year, the international day of peace is globally observed on 21st September. It was adopted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease fire.

This year, it has been clear than ever that we are not each other’s enemies. Rather, our common enemy is a tireless virus that threatens our health, security and every way of life. COVID-19 has thrown our world into turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet can impact people everywhere.

As we struggle to defeat COVID-19, your voice is more important than ever and most importantly striving to protect our families from any form of gender based violence, preventing family conflicts so as to join our forces in fighting the global pandemic and threats.

The families are invited to unite and share thoughts on how to weather this storm heal our planet or change it for the better starting in their home. Even though the Rwandans and world in general may not be able to stand next to each other, we can still dream together.

The international Day of Peace established in 1981 by the United Nations General and designated as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.

The 2020 global theme for the International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together”. Celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of pandemic. Stand together against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination and hatred.