목요일, 2월 22, 2018

Sunhak Peace Prize Exhibition Booth (Side-Panel at the ILC 2018)


Lotte Hotel World, Seoul -- The Sunhak Peace Prize Secretariat held an exhibition booth for the Sunhak Peace Prize, during the 2018 ILC event.
 
The International Leadership Conference (ILC) is a global forum that discusses issues of peace and security, as well as world peace. High-ranking participants from around the world gather to discuss way to realize peace. The 2018 ILC, titled "Building a World of Lasting Peace: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values," was held between February 18 and 22.
 
More than 550 participants -- political, religious, academic, media, economic, social and civial society leaders -- from more than 80 nations around the world showed great interest in the Sunhak Peace Prize, promoted at the exhibition booth. The booth featured inspiring videos about the achievements of the Sunhak laureates and highlights of the 2017 award ceremony, and sold commemorative postcards and biographical books of the 2015 and 2017 laureates.


[Curious guests watch an introductory video of the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize laureates] 

On top of it all, the exhibition booth handed out nomination forms for the 2019 Sunhak Peace Prize, written in Korea, Japanese, English, French, Spanish and Russian. They attracted the attention of many ILC participants, who took generous numbers of forms. 



목요일, 2월 01, 2018

[Commemorative Publication] Sakena Yacoobi: The Mother of Refugee Education


The 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize commemorative book
‘Sakena Yacoobi: The Mother of Refugee Education’ has been published.


Pick up a copy and learn more about the Mother of Refugee Education, who dedicated her entire life for Afghan refugees, and proposed a fundamental solution to refugee resettlement.

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Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, an Afghan national who had studied in the United States, returned home and devoted her life to helping refugees recover their dignity that had been lost in the wars, and helping them reconstruct their nation. Through her work, she has demonstrated that education provides a fundamental solution for not just Afghan refugees, but for refugees all over the world.

The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee awards those who have peacefully led humanity towards a common destiny, and selected Italian surgeon Dr. Gino Strada and Afghan educator Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, as co-recipients of the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony, for their work to solve the refugee crisis.

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi established the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) in 1995, with the belief that only education could offer a brighter future for refugees, and has been lauded for providing education and vocational training to 14 million people for 22 years.

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Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. From Peace into the Vortex of Tragedy
Peace in Afghanistan is now but a memory
A father’'s view on education
The treacherous refugee camps in Pakistan
Establishing the first refugee school with a Mullah

Chapter 2. Building Afghanistan's Future
Establishing the Afghan Institute of Learning
The underground schools
The Mobile Literacy Program
Meeting the needs of the communities
The teacher training programs
What about the boys?
Healthcare for mothers and children

Chapter 3. The Mother of Refugee Education
Education is the solution to the refugee crisis
Establishing an innovative model for refugee resettlement
Protecting women’'s rights
The Love and Forgiveness Conference
Radio Meraj
A legacy of peace for future generations
Help is needed from the entire world

Chapter 4. The Sunhak Peace Prize for Future Generations
The Sunhak Peace Prize award ceremony
Major achievements
Acceptance speech
World Summit speech

Biography

                                                                                                                                                  



                                                                                                                                                  

Publisher's review

“Refugees are human being just like us, and have the same values that must be respected. Global efforts must be made to help them regain their confidence and reintegrate into society."

Refugee problems today are a concern for all of humanity. Violence of all sorts, including wars and terrorism, has utterly destroyed human life in many countries, causing millions of people to leave their homes. Even today, throughout the world, countless refugees are on the brink of death, struggling to survive in hunger and poverty. They are looking for new places to live, after being forced to leave their own homes and countries, suffering miserably in unfamiliar lands. As a result, the refugee problem has reached a point that the world can no longer ignore. In order to remind humanity that the world is still suffering due to misjudgement and conflicts of ideology, the Sunhak Peace Prize selected Dr. Sakena Yacoobi.

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi devoted her entire life to Afghanistan's refugee education, even under life-threatening circumstances, and proposed a fundamental solution to refugee resettlement by creating a holistic approach through which refugees could start their lives anew in their countries. She was also acknowledged for her contributions to improving Muslim women's rights and statuses, which had been defiled by men.

This book was published to make us reflect upon Dr. Sakena Yacoobi's accomplishments, and to honor her as a laureate of the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize. We hope that readers of this book will find interest in the ongoing refugee crisis, and find inspiration to act towards the ideal of 'One Family under God'.

                                                                                                                                                  

◈​ Written and edited by the Sunhak Peace Prize Foundation
​ Format : Shin Kook Pan, 330 pages
​ Publication date : January 25, 2018
​ ISBN : 979-11-88794-03-4(03300)
​ Price : 15,000₩

※ Purchases available online and in bookstores

[Commemorative Publication] Dr. Gino Strada: The Hero who Fought for the Right to Medical Care


The 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize commemorative book
'Gino Strada: The Hero who Fought for the Right to Medical Care'  has been published.

Pick up a copy and learn more about the Battlefield Surgeon who spearheads emergency relief activities in conflict areas around the world.

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Dr. Gino Strada is an Italian surgeon who, for 28 years, has been providing humanitarian relief to the victims of war and poverty, and refugees around the world. In 1994, he founded the international medical relief organization called EMERGENCY, which now operates more than 60 medical facilities in 17 countries, and has saved more that 8 million lives.

The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee awards those who have peacefully led humanity towards a common destiny, and selected Italian surgeon Dr. Gino Strada and Afghan educator Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, as co-recipients of the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony, for their work to solve the refugee crisis.

Dr. Gino Strada sees the right to be cured as a basic and inalienable human right, and is raising the bar, striving to provide high-quality medical treatment free-of-charge to people in need. He has been highly regarded for his campaigns to abolish war, and has been awarded the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize.

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Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Battlefield Surgeon
The Holocaust isnt over
Determined to become a surgeon at the battlefield
Scourge of the Green Parrots
The reality of refugee camps
What defines a war surgeon?
Triage

Chapter 2. EMERGENCY on the Most Tragic Frontline
Founding EMERGENCY
The three principles of EMERGENCY
On the frontline of the worlds tragedies
The best center for cardiac surgery in Africa
Building special medical facilities across Africa
EMERGENCY to save childrens lives
Beyond surgery: the path to rehabilitation and self-reliance
Restoring peoples lives
The ultimate goal: the day when the world does not need EMERGENCY

Chapter 3. Changing Perspectives Is the Beginning of Peace
Treatment without discrimination
Medicine is not a business
Opposing the production of anti-personnel mines
Wishing for a world without war
Humanitarian of the 21st century

Chapter 4. The Sunhak Peace Prize for Future Generations
The Sunhak Peace Prize award ceremony
Major achievements
Acceptance speech
World Summit speech

Biography

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Publisher's review

"We want a world based on justice and solidarity.
No more war, no more death, no more victims."

Even now, more than ten regions globally are ensnared in war and terrorist attacks. However, what's more gruesome than that is the fact that nine out of ten victims of armed conflicts are civilians; and among them, one-third are children.

Dr. Gino Strada grew up in the safe suburbs of Italy, but ended up working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the forefront of a battlefield, where he witnessed the urgent need for medical treatment for the victims of war, which compelled him to stay.

He and his wife established the emergency medical organization, called EMERGENCY, and have been providing medical relief at the forefront of conflicts in Africa and the Middle East. To date, EMERGENCY has been operating more than 60 hospitals, surgical centers, rehabilitation centers, first aid centers and cardiac surgery centers in 17 of the most dangerous and vulnerable countries in the world. In 2007, Dr. Strada established the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery, which has been providing free, high-quality cardiac surgery to countless individuals. He is also taking the lead to ensure that the 'right to be cured' becomes a basic human right for all. In particular, he is largely credited for spreading the notion that the right to healthcare should be guaranteed by the state for all its citizens.

Dr. Gino Strada, is well aware that the nature of war has changed so that it directly affects even women and children, and has witnessed the devastation of landmines in conflict zones for many years. In response to decades of suffering caused by those landmines, he began a campaign to protest war and the production of anti-personnel landmines.

Dr. Gino Strada, the hero of war victims and refugees, has been fighting for the 'right to be cured' for nearly 30 years in the cold operating room, where life and death intersect, hoping that one day war may vanish, like a passing breeze; and with it, refugees and war victims.

                                                                                                                                                  

◈​ Written and edited by the Sunhak Peace Prize Foundation
​ Format : Shin Kook Pan, 338 pages
​ Publication date : January 25, 2018
​ ISBN : 979-11-88794-04-1(03300)
​ Price : 15,000₩

※ Purchases available online and in bookstores