February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution month

Posted on Feb 01, 2018
The month of February is very special in the Rotary calendar since it is designated Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution (formerly World Understanding) Month.
 
Participation Ideas:
  • Offer support to marginalized groups that are at risk of violence or persecution.
  • Identify triggering or accelerating factors in the conflict and work to mitigate them.
  • Provide relief to those who have fled areas of conflict.
  • Help children who have been orphaned, injured, or traumatized by conflict.
  • Incorporate conflict resolution and mediation strategies into service projects involving local schools, orphanages, workplaces, and community centers.
  • Recruit candidates for a Rotary Peace Fellowship. Up to 100 peace fellowships are offered annually at Rotary Peace Centers at universities around the world.
  • Pursue projects that address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tensions, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
  • Participate in fellowship and service activities with Rotary clubs in other parts of the world to promote understanding and peace.
 
Special Days:
4 World Cancer Day: (DPT)
23 Rotary’s anniversary