Through service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are addressing underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, poor access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
During February, which is Rotary’s Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month, you can build peace and mitigate conflict:
- Incorporate conflict resolution and mediation into service projects that involve local schools, orphanages, workplaces, and community centers.
- Support groups that are at risk of violence or persecution by providing relief to those who have fled areas of conflict.
- Participate in fellowship and service activities with Rotary clubs in other parts of the world to promote greater international understanding.
- Recruit candidates for a Rotary Peace Fellowship. Up to 100 peace fellowships are offered each year at Rotary Peace Centers at universities around the world.
- Support your district’s participation in the Rotary Youth Exchange program, which sends students ages 15 to 19 abroad to live in another culture and build international bridges.
- Join your district’s Rotary Friendship Exchange program to experience service, fellowship, or a profession in a different country while making new friends and fostering international awareness.
- Start an Intercountry Committee: a network of clubs or districts in two or more countries that strengthens global goodwill and service.