Welcome to World Peace Partners

Rotary International District 5550 inc. World Peace Partners (“WPP”) inspires, promotes and facilitates in collaboration with other organizations locally, regionally and globally grassroots understanding, goodwill, peace and compassionate actions through education, example and service above self. District 5550 is an evolving international centre for peace building human rights and compassionate action.

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Current Initiatives

  • Rotary Adventures in Human Rights (RAHR)


    The Rotary Adventures in Human Rights program (RAHR) is a collaborative effort of Rotary District 5550 World Peace Partners with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). We have now completed three years of RAHR programing. By all reports, the program has been an outstanding success.






  • Emerging Issues in Human Rights (EIHR) HR-2600

    The Emerging Issues in Human Rights (EIHR) is now a full university credit course at Global College University of Winnipeg held during 10 consecutive days in August.

  • UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) and Peace Education

    This initiative is a program with a middle school in Winnipeg connecting virtually with a middle school in Cleves Ohio. The 2nd year had a focus on citizenship in USA. In the third year the students will learn how one becomes a Citizen in Canada.

  • Peace Days 365 including Festival of Peace and Compassion

    Peace Days evolved, and in 2015 became a two week-long festival with community events spanning from September 11 through to the International Day of Peace on September 21.

  • Rotary International Centers for Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

    Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities

In the News

What Is Peace Literacy?

Peace Literacy is a new approach to both peace and education, informed by three models:

  • Literacy education in reading and writing
  • West Point leadership training
  • Nonviolence strategies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi

Peace Literacy builds on the strengths of these three models:

  • Viewing peace not simply as a goal, but as a skill-set
  • Teaching a strategic approach to peacemaking
  • Focusing on and integrating well-being at the personal, social, and political levels

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Why does our world need Peace Literacy?

Paul K. Chappell discusses the movement to create a peace literate world. Peace literacy is a movement of educators and concerned citizens who want to empower people with the training, skills, and understanding needed to heal the root causes of our problems, rather than merely addressing surface symptoms. A peace literate world is a secure, just, and prosperous world. You can learn more at



A Nuclear Free World

Vancouver Declaration, February 11, 2011*

Law’s Imperative for the Urgent Achievement of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World 

Developed with the input of a conference convened February 10-11, 2011, in Vancouver, Canada, by The Simons Foundation and the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, entitled "Humanitarian Law, Human Security: The Emerging Framework for the Non-Use and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons," in acknowledgement of the Simons Chairs in International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University.

Click to link: Vancouver Declaration 2011



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