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Peace

Ibero-American Convention on Young People’s Rights (2005)

Ibero-American Convention on Young People’s Rights

Art. 4:

"This Convention proclaims the right to peace, a life without violence and fraternity and the duty of encouraging them through education and programmes and initiatives which conduct youth solidarity and cooperation energies. The States Parties shall promote peace culture, stimulate creativity, enterprising spirit, education in values inherent to the respect of Basic Human Rights, favouring, in any case, understanding, tolerance, friendship, solidarity, justice and democracy."

Human Rights Declaration (2012)

Human Rights Declaration

Art 38:

“Every person and the peoples of the ASEAN have the right to enjoy peace within an ASEAN framework of security and stability, neutrality and freedom, such that the rights set forth in this Declaration can be fully realised. To this end, ASEAN Member States should continue to enhance friendship and cooperation in the furtherance of peace, harmony and stability in the region”

African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (1981)

African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

Art. 23:

"1. All peoples shall have the right to national and international peace and security. The principles of solidarity and friendly relations implicitly affirmed by the Charter of the United Nations and reaffirmed by that of the Organization of African Unity shall govern relations between States”

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (2003)

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

Art. 10:

1. Women have the right to a peaceful existence and the right to participate in the promotion and maintenance of peace..."

2. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure the increased participation of women:

a) in programmes of education for peace and a culture of peace;

b) in the structures and processes for conflict prevention, management and resolution at local, national, regional, continental and international levels;

c) in the local, national, regional, continental and international decision making structures to ensure physical, psychological, social and legal protection of asylum seekers, refugees, returnees and displaced persons, in particular women;

d) in all levels of the structures established for the management of camps and settlements for asylum seekers, refugees, returnees and displaced persons, in particular, women;

e) in all aspects of planning, formulation and implementation of post-conflict reconstruction and rehabilitation.

3. States Parties shall take the necessary measures to reduce military expenditure significantly in favour of spending on social development in general, and the promotion of women in particular.