Bertha von Suttner Bust in the Peace Palace, Netherlands
Our partner, Peace Museum Vienna, is fundraising for a bust of legendary peace hero Bertha von Suttner to be unveiled June 9th in the Peace Palace located in The Hague. Suttner encouraged Alfred Nobel to create the Nobel Peace Prize, and in 1905 became the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Her novel Lay Down Your Arms became a manuscript for keeping peace worldwide. The bust of Bertha von Suttner will be unveiled June 9th, at The Hague by former Austrian President Heinz Fisher. With your help, our partner Peace Museum Vienna would be able to reach their goal of presenting the bust of Bertha von Suttner to The Hague!
We aim to promote a culture of peace in our families, communities and cultures through art, education and outreach.
The United Nations further describes a Culture of Peace as based on "respect for life, ending of violence and promotion and practice of non-violence through education, dialogue and cooperation;" "respect for and promotion of all human rights and fundamental freedoms;" the "commitment to peaceful settlement of conflicts;" "efforts to meet the developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations;" and "adherance to the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, tolerance, solidarity, cooperation, pluralism, cultural diversity, dialogue and understanding at all levels of society and among nations."