Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammad Buhari has identified hate speech and bullying as the major causes of conflicts and wars across the world.
Aisha Buhari, who spoke at the third annual commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit in South Korea, appealed to the gathering to reflect and discourage the issue of hate speech and bullying at all levels.
She emphasised that the ‘twin evils’ have been credited on many occasions with igniting violence and war.
Aisha Buhari, who spoke through Hajiya Maryam Mairo, wife of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said that the Summit couldn’t have come at a better time for Nigeria, especially when one looks at the long and hard battle against the Boko Haram and the wave of destruction and displacement it left behind.
Aisha Buhari noted that this year’s event will establish collaborative synergy between governments and civil society groups with a view to develop education and culture of peace as well as foster harmony amongst religions.
She also described the slogan of this year’s event “Together for Peace as Messengers of Peace” as apt and timely.
The Chairwoman of IWPG and Chief Convener of WARP, Nam Hee Kim, in her welcome address made it clear that every human being has the right to freedom and happiness, but that throughout the history of mankind, there has never been a time of true peace and harmony reign.
“Instead, there have been disputes and wars, which have taken away people’s right to freedom and peace. To ensure that no more young lives are sacrificed in the frontlines of battle, and that everyone’s right to happiness is guaranteed, IWPG will implement the ‘War Cessation Movement.’”
“We will protect all youth with the love of mothers, and bring peace and unity through that love.”
She said that IWPG’s mission is to raise awareness about peace, and bring this awareness to everyone around the world, as well as work hand-in-hand with global female leaders and women’s organizations, providing loving assistance and support in places that are desperately seeking peace.
The 3rd Annual Commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The event was organized by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a non-governmental organization under the UN Department of Public Information, in association with International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG).
The annual peace summit since 2014, seeks to bring together, political and religious leaders, heads of women’s and youth groups, civil society and the press from around the world and provides a platform for discussion and cooperation for peace. [myad]