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PLease sign on to Gaza Call for Peace Petition [VOW]
Date: Wednesday, January 14 2009
Topic:


http://www.vowpeace.org/


 


Canadian Voice of Women for Peace


TAKE ACTION NOW!


[] Sign the Gaza Peace Petition Online.


[] Read our statement on the Gaza crisis which has gone to the PM,


specific cabinet ministers, opposition leaders, UN Security Council


members, regional government officials


[] Read the press release we sent to the media.


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PETITION


To: The Canadian Government


ENDING THE CRISIS IN GAZA - BUILDING PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST


We, the undersigned citizens of Canada, recognizing that the present


violence in the region arises from a deep-rooted history of violence


begetting violence, are strongly convinced that a peace process is the


only solution and that polarizing the conflict gains nothing.


At the same time, the extreme humanitarian crisis which exists and is


growing in Gaza demands immediate action now. We expect our government to


play an immediate and effective role towards building a lasting peace in


the Middle East.


Therefore, we call upon the Canadian Government, Prime Minister and


Foreign Affairs Officials to:


1. Call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas


urging all involved parties in the region to come to the peace table


without delay.


2. Support ongoing demands for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, and


to use its diplomatic influence calling on all parties to respect


humanitarian law, human rights and the Geneva Conventions.


3. Encourage the new Obama administration to use its influence to


bring a lasting peace to the Middle East, and to assist in any


diplomatic way possible to further nonviolence, peacebuilding and


humanitarian approaches in the region.


4. Ensure that women, who promote peace, from all parties involved in the


Gaza crisis, are at the decision-making table in accordance with Article 1


of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2000)


which "Urges member states to ensure increased representation of women at


all decision-making levels in national, regional and international


institutions and mechanisms for the prevention, management, and resolution


of conflict."


5. Urge the international community, and especially the United


Nations Security Council, to continue to work toward a ceasefire, and to


ensure that combatants on both sides of the conflict respect international


humanitarian law, human rights and the Geneva Conventions.


 


 


 


 


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