Victims of Terrorism Are the Peace Messengers
Survivor’s Message is Calling for Non-Violence and building sustainable Peace
The Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism issued a statement on the occasion of the International Day of Peace. This statement was read at the meeting “Victims of Terrorism: Messengers of Peace” by Ms. Elham Jalizavi, daughter of the Martyr who was a teacher, Jalal Jalizavi.
From the perspective of the statement the idea of the peace has been a concern for many scholars and politicians from the very long ago which led to creation of a global structure by the name of United Nations in the contemporary world for problem solving and conflict resolution with dialogue and based on international law.
It states that nowadays, centuries after that thought and nuances in the ideal of peace, humanity has the same concerns from the beginning and is confused and the human rights are under perpetual and brutal attacks from the global evil from Africa to Europe and Asia and especially in Yemen, Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, Palestine, Afghanistan and Pakistan. In this situation, the word of peace seems to be an arbitrary thing not a real or accessible thing in human society.
In another part of the statement we read that terrorism is a great threat and challenge to the global peace in todays and this devastating phenomenon is a tool for imperialists and put the peace of human society in danger of perpetual brutality and makes real peace unreachable. The international efforts in confronting this global challenge have been futile and it seems that we are not cable of peace building. Democracy, development and justice are prerequisites in creating sustainable peace around the world and they are parts of governing the rationality and are complementary in the process. They can bring the collective decision instead of despotism and discrimination for human society. In this utopia, there will be nothing for disturbing the others and human values and dignity are appreciated.
In another part of the statement it is emphasized that victims of terrorism are the most genuine voice and the highest price in tribute of human morality and dignity, and they have tributed the human values by sacrificing their souls, security and health. The message of the victims is calling for non-violence and building sustainable peace. This invitation tries to undermine the foundations of violence and extremism in the human society by enhancing the public awareness about the consequences of the organization of terrorism.
In the final part, the Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism commemorate the International Day and warns that sustainable peace is not reachable without addressing the reality of the organization of terrorism and its destructive function and without it we will only read the concept of peace in our international meetings, statements and programs.
Finally, the Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism call on all the peace and human rights activists, scholars and politicians to pay attention to the protection of victims of terrorism in their plans and try empower and support them in every field they play a role.