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Human Rights & Women's Dignity

Awakening the inherent value and inalienable rights of women

 

As mothers, wives, and daughters, the women of Women's Federation for World Peace are dedicated to promoting peace through the strengthening of families. Therefore, it is important that we make ourselves aware of the barriers to peace that are created when the family does not work in cooperation. When spousal abuse is present, there is no family harmony. When children are being neglected or prevented from attending school, there is no family harmony. When individuals live in fear of being kidnapped by their relatives because of their religious beliefs, there is no family harmony. These violations against human rights are not merely things of the past. As the mothers and daughters of the world, it is our place to take a stand against them.

As outlined in our Statement of Beliefs, "We believe that women of all nations are entitled to recognition of their true value. We support women's desires to take leadership in society and reject practices in which women are oppressed or discriminated against." In addition, "We believe that conflict resolution should be achieved whenever possible through dialogue and reconciliation, empathy and compassion, repentance and forgiveness, rather than by violence."

For 2010, WFWP adopted the focus theme of Human Rights and Women's Dignity, beginning with the current situation in Japan. Today in Japan, men and women are being kidnapped by their family members and subjected to forced conversions because of their chosen faiths. These abuses are being perpetrated in the name of the family, and therefore is going unpunished by the authorities. This situation cries out for our attention. We can provide you with further information and a history of what has been going on, as well as suggestions and channels for you to get involved in bringing about a solution.

It is important to remember that our aim is to approach this and all issues with a mother's heart, trying to create harmony in the family. Before we can wish to create harmony in the family, we must have harmony within ourselves as women. By recognizing our value and taking care of ourselves we can approach this and any obstacle with “the logic of love.” We believe that this is the key to bringing about lasting peace.

Recent Articles on Human Rights and Women's Dignity

Sex Trafficking: Seattle Does Its Part

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Non-Violence is a Choice: Peace Within, Peace in the Family, Peace in the Community and Peace in the World

Non-Violence is a Choice: Peace Within, Peace in the Family, Peace in the Community and Peace in the World

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Turning-Point in Favor of Justice

Turning-Point in Favor of Justice

Mr. Toru Goto, who was kidnapped and held in confinement for over 12 years by professional faith-breakers, has just won a tremendous victory in the Tokyo High Court. The amount...

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Breaking Free!

Breaking Free!

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Exploring the Mother-Daughter Relationship

Exploring the Mother-Daughter Relationship

The members of the Minnesota Chapter of WFWP convened bright and early on the morning of July 12 to reconnect with those who had recently crossed the Bridge of Peace...

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Peace Circle of Compassion for Nigerian Schoolgirls

Peace Circle of Compassion for Nigerian Schoolgirls

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, the Women's Federation for World Peace: Peace Circle of Compassion was brought to fruition by an inspiration to reach out to and connect our hearts...

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Canada's Future as a Global Peacemaker

Canada's Future as a Global Peacemaker

On May 30, a sunny Friday morning, nearly one hundred Ambassadors for Peace, both men and women leaders, gathered in Ottawa on the occasion of the annual National Conference to...

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Happy Mother's Day Month 2014!

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