February is Peace and Conflict Resolution month in the Rotary world

It seems as though from the dawn of time there has been war and conflict. Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children. We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotarians around the world increase the opportunities for peace by being:
  • Practitioners - Fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation, improving the health of mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies helps to build settings for peaceful societies.
  • Educators - The Rotary Peace Fellowship program is one-way the organization works to bring about lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our Rotary Peace Centers have trained over 1,300 peace fellows to become effective catalysts for peace through careers in government, education, and international organizations. For more information about Rotary’s Peace Fellowship Program, visit Rotary International
  • Mediators - Our members have negotiated humanitarian ceasefires in areas of conflict to allow polio vaccinators to reach children who are at risk.
  • Advocates - Our members have an integral role as respected, impartial participants during peace processes and in post-conflict reconstruction.  We focus on creating communities and convening groups that are connected, inclusive, and resilient.
Rotary creates environments where peace can happen.  
Hope to see you all soon,
Marissa Dickinson