WORLDWIDE PEACE DAY
21ST SEPTEMBER 2013 TO COINCIDE WITH INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY
I have a dream, a peaceful day when people unite around the world to make new friends but most of all to raise awareness to the many different forms of abuse that are very sadly a part of our everyday lives.
As a survivor of domestic violence I want to join my tiny voice to the millions of others out there so we become #onevoice, #onevoice raising awareness to domestic violence, rape, child abuse, human trafficking, the list is endless. Almost every day I see a new story breaking in the media, stories of historical sex abuse, victims of domestic violence, murder, rape, again the list is endless, a sad but true fact.
One in three women are affected by domestic violence, 2 women die every week, hundreds and thousands of children are living their childhoods surrounded by violence and abuse. WHEN WILL IT STOP? WHEN WILL THE ABUSERS STOP?
I strongly feel that education and knowledge are the key. There are some wonderful organisations/charities and people out there, like minded people who only want to help, their sole wish to perhaps feel at peace even if it is only for a short while.
Whilst conversing with a fellow tweeter @flamingjune my dream suddenly seemed real and so #worldwidepeaceday was born.
My dream is for people to meet in every town in every city in every country of the world and join their voices to raise awareness for ALL forms of abuse. This could also be a very valuable opportunity to raise money for charities etc - I'm thinking something similar to Comic Relief where individuals/small groups/organisations etc organise fund raising activities and then donate the money to the charity of their choice.
THIS DREAM CAN BECOME A REALITY. I never thought I would ever be a survivor but here I am, standing tall and proud and shouting from the rooftops.
I was lucky enough to walk away, millions don't!
PLEASE JOIN ME, PLEASE HELP MY DREAM BECOME A REALITY THIS REALLY COULD BE EPIC IF WE ALL #STANDTOGETHER AS #ONEVOICE. World Peace Day will NOT cost you a penny! All I ask for is your voice. If you have a website/blog please post about World Peace Day. That meeting, conversation, trip to the supermarket, mention World Peace Day. For anyone who has a website/blog if you need me to write something let me know [email protected] but I give my full permission for anyone to use the content of my website to raise awareness for World Peace Day.
I would love this to go viral but most of all I would love for every school in the world to participate in this day, imagine the knowledge and education that could be past on, imagine what this opportunity could do to change the future. Now I am a realistic person, I know that abuse will not suddenly vanish but if we can educate others, raise awareness and improve the financial status of the charities that work tirelessly to help others then it would be a very positive start.I have created a Facebook page for this day and I hope you will take a minute to click on the Facebook link and like the page.
THIS REALLY COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING SO IMMENSE AND IT WON'T COST A PENNY!
LEND ME YOUR VOICE, SHARE MY DREAM
Please tweet, share, repost, text, email, shout as loud as you can about World Peace Day.
TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS, TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Survivors not victims!
Stay safeEve x
p.s. I would love to be able to talk to our leaders and get them involved, if anyone knows how please get in touch [email protected]
. I have been tweeting President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron but no reply so far :( and if any of you have any media contacts please use them to spread the word.Thank you x