We, the men and women of the world,
believe that no matter what the color of our skin is;
or our religious belief, if any;
what age we are;
what country we live in;
what language we speak;
what abilities or disabilities we may have;
we all have equal rights as human beings and we stand up for them;
for our children and for yours;

for their descendants;
for all of us.

We believe that none of us should be the victims of violence.

Help us recognize the right to peace (the right to no violence)

as a universal human right.

We live in a violent world….

  • Global peace as measured by the Global Peace Index (GPI) has been steadily deteriorating over the last seven years; with 111 countries deteriorating and 51 improving.
  • 70.8 million people are displaced by conflict worldwide.
  • About 66,000 women and girls are violently killed every year.
  • Of the 7,120 hate crimes reported to the FBI in 2018, 4,571 were crimes against persons, including intimidation, assault, rape, and murder.
  • Every 73 seconds another American is sexually assaulted.
  • 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted)
  • About 3% of American men—or 1 in 33—have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.

Making a Difference

Today, people are working hard to get the Right to Peace added to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. You can help!

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