UN International Day of Peace Monday 21st September 2015
#defyhatenow #PeaceDay #JubaPeaceJam
On UN International Day of Peace, the #defyhatenow initiative by r0g_agency, brought together community groups, activists and peacebuilders at the Intra-Africa hotel in Juba for a social media “peacejam”.
#jubapeacejam was an invitation to actively make South Sudan’s voice heard above the rhetoric of hate, violence and intolerance. Celebrating unity and independence, together we can take a stand against the forces ripping communities, friends, families and cultures apart.
Where social media has increasingly been a place used to stoke the flames of conflict, setting neighbours against one another, #jubapeacejam brings the builders of peace, dialogue and South Sudan’s unique, rich cultural diversity together.
Some thirty activists gathered for this first ever ‘social media peace jam’, including participants from peacebuilding organisations and projects such as Sawa Shabab, FreeVoice, Vistas / USAID, CNHPR, Internews, as well as IDP children from the Confident Children Out of Conflict (CCC) programme.
Celebrating and amplifying cultural diversity, #jubapeacejam facilitates open dialogue among cultures – using the power of social media to #defyhatenow
#jubapeacejam works across as many channels and platforms as possible to bring online groups together, create slogans, exchange information, ideas and create new communities.