Promoting Peace & Unity
Conflict is a serious disagreement between people, organizations, or countries with opposing opinions. It is defined as a clash arising out of a difference in thought process, attitudes, understanding, interests, requirements and even sometimes perceptions. A conflict results in heated arguments, physical abuses and definitely loss of peace and harmony.
We at GPUH aim to promote and achieve peace by getting involved at the various different stages of peacebuilding
The very first and foremost effort to achieve peace is to prevent the escalation of emerging or existing conflicts to a violent level within society. GPUH aims to get involved to prevent these conflicts by identifying the problems that could lead to disagreements, disputes or violence, help in designing and implementation of policies to positively transform these conflicts, and early warning systems aimed at preventing the eruption of violence and its effects on civilians.
Peacekeeping is far more than just military operations to maintain peace. We consider that involvement of civilians is equally important to contain the conflict and open spaces for peacebuilding. Peacekeeping is indeed any activity that seeks to reduce violence and create a safe environment for other peacebuilding activities to take place. GPUH will engage with governments, public authorities, human right activists, peacebuilders and other influential people to achieve these peacekeeping objectives.
Peacemaking is the process that involve efforts made to advance negotiations leading to a peace agreement that would put an end to conflict. GPUH will involve and contribute to the efforts that form part of the peace process; mediation efforts; negotiations; peace agreements; and conditions that establish the DDR (Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration) and the post-conflict phase.
Peacebuilding involves efforts being made to build a durable and sustainable peace and to prevent the resurgence of conflict. GPUH will involve, encourage and contribute to efforts including the implementation of peace agreements, the reconstruction of society, the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), the political and social reforms that seek to address structural problems that underlie the conflict, the promotion of alternative development, the promotion of a culture of peace, the process of transitional justice and an accurate account of the past, and the promotion of the dynamics of reconciliation in a society fractured by conflict.