• Latest News - September 21, 2014

    Celebrating the International Day of Peace


    Girls in Pakistan take part in Global Peace Games activities.

    Peace is worth celebrating. That's why, on September 21, we joined the UN to commemorate the International Day of Peace.

    In Peshawar, Pakistan, more than 30,000 children in our programs celebrated Peace Day by participating in the Global Peace Games, activities and signing a Peace Manifesto! Follow the links below to learn more:

    The Nation: Nurturing peace through children

    The Express Tribune: Smiles give new meaning to peace

    Right To Play holds Peace Day function

    In the Middle East, more than 400 girls from our programs in Jordan took part in Global Peace Games. With a focus on peace-building, tolerance, understanding and empowering women, celebrations in Amman, Zarqa, Irbid and Aqaba included Play Days and interactive, education sessions where youth were able to voice why sport and play are important to achieve peace. Read what they had to say in our Jordan office's September newsletter.