By Emiko Perea
On May 15th, International Day of Families, Global Peace Women launched “Family Stories Series” campaign with the theme of 2019: "My Family's Favorite Memories” as an extension of our "Peace Begins in the Home" International Movement, a movement that promotes strengthening happy and healthy families from around the world.
The Family's Favorite Memories is a story and photo campaign that invites families to write about their cherished moments spent together with family members, followed with a picture with that moment.
When we actively remember and revisit the good memories we spent together with our family, we are reminded of the love that lives in the family. When we share those special moments with others, we are reminded that peace begins in the home one moment and one memory at a time. Through the annual Family Stories Series campaign, GPW aims to create a ripple effect that invites families to actively find these loving moments and share their appreciation to family members as a way to create peace in their homes. Even though these stories come from diverse cultural, national, religious backgrounds, all these stories encompass the universality of the loving environment created within a peaceful family culture.
Write your family story, choose a photo, and share your family's favorite memory on social media using #familystories2019 #peacebeginsinthehome.
The women's division of the Global Peace Foundation will begin a new theme for #familystories2020.