Peace cannot be kept by force


Peace is when people are able to resolve their conflicts without violence and can work together to improve the quality of their lives.

Peace is when:

  1. Everyone lives in safety, without fear or threat of violence, and no form of violence is tolerated in law or in practice
  2. Everyone is equal before the law, the systems for justice are trusted, and fair and effective laws protect people’s rights
  3. Everyone is able to participate in shaping political decisions and the government is accountable to the people
  4. Everyone has fair and equal access to the basic needs for their wellbeing – such as food, clean water, shelter, education,healthcare and a decent living environment
  5. Everyone has an equal opportunity to work and make a living, regardless of gender, ethnicity or any other aspect of identity

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.~ John F. Kennedy

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”~ Albert Einstein

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.” ~ Hafsat Abiola

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” ~ Nelson Mandela