Assessment of HWPL Initiatives by Taking a Closer Look at Media Coverage
HWPL WARP Office, Turning to 2016
By HWPL, World Alliance of Religions’ Peace, WARP Office!
International Law on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts
Prior to looking forward to bringing about a peaceful world in 2016, let us take time to reflect on the core initiatives HWPL undertook in 2015 and think ahead to the core initiatives of 2016.
World Alliance of Religions’ Peace, WARP Office
Year 2014 marked the starting point of opening WARP Office meetings. Considering the fact that 80% of all present conflicts are rooted in religious differences (religious misunderstandings) WARP Offices are one of HWPL’s practical solutions for a peaceful world. Staring as pledges of unity among religions, these agreements spurred religious leaders to open 11 WARP Offices spread across 5 countries in 2014 alone. In 2015, the number quickly grew to 107 WARP Offices spread across 59 countries. The number of participation countries in 2015 grew by 1080% and the number of opened WARP Offices grew by 873% compared to those in 2014. Detailed discussions took place and yielded the outcomes of ‘Scripture Dialogues’ which are used to inform people about the fundamental aspects of different religions, religious practices, and to provide guidance for future discussions.
Assessment of HWPL initiatives by taking a closer look at media coverage
By examining the extent of media coverage in each work, let us anticipate the direction and trend HWPL initiatives should take in 2016.
Overall, the extent of media overage of HWPL related news in 2015 was 58.6% greater than that of 2014.
We attribute this growth in number of coverage to active contributions by HWPL Publicity Ambassadors and increasing awareness among the public of joining the work of peace. Media coverage of WARP Office related news reached over 366 times in 2015. This means that WARP Office related news were delivered to all corners of the world about once daily.
A total of twenty-three World Peace Tour, p to date, has yielded remarkable achievements such as the signing of agreements to support the international convention by current presidents in Palestine, Albania, and Kosovo.
The media coverage in 2015 marked a 108.6% grwth compared to that of 2014.
Increasing prevalence of meetings among International law experts will affect the trend of coverage in 2016. IPYG has continuously pursued its activities such as the IPYG peace walk, and the signing campaigns since last year. Designating 6 HWPL peace academies in 4 countries was also especially noteworthy in 2015. 2016 holds greater potential to establish world peace through youths taught by HWPL peace curriculum.
IWPG has dedicated its efforts in holding domestic and international education forums and seminars through which it builds cohesive networks of communication among women from all sectors of society. 2016 anticipates 3.6 billion women becoming a part of the IWPG network.