PLAN for WOMEN to Rise-Up as the PEACEMAKERS

Andre Sheldon
Posted October 9, 2018 from United States
WOMEN can UNITE the PEOPLE, THE MOVEMENTS, RELIGIONS under ONE UMBRELLA
WOMEN can unite to promote a new narrative of committing to nonviolence - both people and governments AND committing to working together for humanity - helping others -- in every village, town, and city in every country!

Namaste, Salam, Shalom, Peace, Paz, Pyeongwha, Heping, Heiwa, Pace, Mir,

 

Over the past 16 years, I am honored to say that I developed a plan for WOMEN to unite the people of the world and lead a new global peace movement!  I recently presented the plans for to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.  The plan is for non-governmental women leaders to ask women to be the “first” to rise up and unite as the PEACEMAKERS!

 

It is time for women to take their destiny and the destiny of the world into their own hands.  The plan is called a Global Movement of Nonviolence, For the Children (GMofNV).  A GMofNV will be implemented by an initiative to “Reach into Every Household” called a CALL to WOMEN, a World-Wide Unity Campaign.  The plans are designed to entice the people,all the religions, movements, and mayors and community leaders to “unite!”

 

Since 2015, women have been uniting:  Women Crossed the DMZ in KoreaWomen marched in Jerusalem (prototype), the Women’s March, and the #MeToo movement.  These movements, together with March for our Lives, the Poor People’s Campaign, and the Families Belong Together movement, have paved the way, set the stage, and are in perfect alignment for WOMEN to influence world affairs and set a precedent for all time!  

 

The Kavanaugh vs Ford hearings have illustrated the social, political, and cultural divide of people in the U.S. and the world.  It is time to unite for the good of humanity and the planet!

 

Hello.  My name is Andre.  I am a man, a person, 67 years old, who believes society can change from a male-dominated society to a partnership society (cultural transformation theory from the The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler) and am dedicated to help bring it to fruition. 

 

Riane Eisler wrote to me, “I was moved by your deep understanding of my work, your quotes from Chalice, and your commitment to empowering women. Your initiative is great...”

 

A GMofNV is more than just a peace plan – it is a plan of good will and trust.  The plans are ready and the mechanisms are in place.  A GMofNV is one step away from being implemented. 

 

I have networked with women leaders from around the world – planting seeds.  The last step is enlisting the women leaders!   When women take the world stage promoting nonviolence, they will change the world and influence ALL WOMEN’S ISSUES!

 

The intricacies are complex, but there is simplicity in starting the movement, as evidenced by the Women’s March on Washington.  Truth to Power:  If women do not promote nonviolence, patriarchy will never change.  This is a request for women to ENLIST THE WOMEN LEADERS to start a GMofNV and issue a CALL to WOMEN!

 

Peace and Love,

Andre

www.GSofNV.org

 

SUPPORT STATEMENTS

 

Marianne Williamson – Author, Activist, and Spiritual Leader: “What you have created is so remarkably relevant to everything that's going on in the world. I join with you in hoping that the women of the world unite, and unite in time, to lead humanity back to its heart.

 

Gila Svirsky - Co-founder of Coalition for Women for Peace and Women in Black, “I completely agree with your vision and overall approach – to mobilize women to lead the way to peace.  This has been core to our peace activism in Israel for almost 20 years.”          

 

Louise Diamond - Author, Activist – “Andre, Thanks for sending the information on your wonderful project.  The children are indeed a unifying force, and women are indeed the active agents of a most great peace.  Your GMofNV/Call to Women can enliven the spirit of peace that we so desperately need on the planet in these days.”

 

Howard Zinn - Author, Activist, Historian - (Howard was my confidante) – “Your ‘Call to Women’ is excellent. Well written, clear, strong.  No doubt women represent non-violence best.”

 

Noam Chomsky – Author, Activist:  “I hope your effort achieves the resonance it should.”

 

Helen Caldicott – Author, World Peace Activist, Nuclear Abolitionist, "I think this is a very good idea." (The plan is based on her original idea of uniting women)

 

Federico Mayor, former Director General of UNESCO wrote, “The world needs a peace movement now!  Yes, right now.  Otherwise, it can be too late.  We are facing challenges that are potentially irreversible and therefore humanity can reach points of no return.  I fully support your initiative.”

 

 

 

QUOTES

 

Naomi Klein, author, activist, and authority on the environment wrote, “… strengthening the threads tying together our various issues and movements – is, I would argue, the most pressing task of anyone concerned with social and economic justice.”

 

Oprah Winfrey Quote in People Magazine wrote, “What I’m looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, ‘This is what we want. This is what has to change, and these are the steps that we need to take to make these changes, and this is what we’re willing to do to get it.’ ”

 

Jill Stein, Presidential Candidate of the Green Party said, “The challenge of our era is to bring our movements together so we’re working with a common agenda and to some extent a common strategy.”

 

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and High Commissioner of Human Rights said in a TED TALK that we need “momentum from people around the world to say we want action now, we want to change course, we want a safe world for future generations, a safe world for our children and our grandchildren, and we’re all in this together.” 

 

David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation wrote, “…the people united are a superpower that can take charge of our planet.”

 

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee said at the DMZ, “We have to do something—to turn the world upside down for permanent peace.”   

 

A GMofNV is the plan to:  TURN THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN

 

 

NETWORK OF LEADERS INFORMED of a GMofNV

 

Mairead MaGuire                 Woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

Shirin Ebadi                          Woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 

Leymah Gbowee                   Woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 

Arundhati Roy                      Author and activist from India

Anita Vargas                         Former Director, World March of Women, from Bolivia

Ela Gandhi                            Granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi

Margarita Papandreou         Former first lady of Greece

Dr. Helen Caldicott               Author and activist from Australia

Rev. Joan B. Campbell         Chair of Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW)

Sister Joan Chittister            Co-chair of GPIW

Eve Ensler                              Author and founder of V/Day

Kathe Schaaf                         Founder of Gather the Women

Gila Svirsky                           Co-founder of Women in Black and Coalition of Women

                                              for Peace (CWP)

Regina Birchem                     Former International President of Women’s International

                                                League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Susan Shaer                          Executive Director of Women’s Actions for New

                                               Directions (WAND)

Sharon McErlane                  Founder of Grandmothers Speak

Wendy Silvers                        Founder of Million Mamas Movement

Gloria Hammond-White       Pediatrician, Minister and Anti-Slavery Activist

Swanee Hunt                        Director of Women Waging Peace

Medea Benjamin                   Co-founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange

Joan Baez                               Activist and entertainer – was recently sent information

 

Ann Smith                              Founder of Circle Connections

Dr. Judith Hand                    Peace Activist, Visionary

Kathy Kelly                           Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Kavita Ramdas                      Global Fund for Women

Phyllis Bennis,                       Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies

Cora Weiss                             Hague Appeal for Peace

Neyleen Heyzer,                     Former Director of UNIFEM  

Lois Herman                          Women’s United Nations Reporting Network (WUNRN)

Riane Eisler                           Author and founder of Partnership

Jehan Sadat                           From Egypt

Lucy Nussibeh                       From Jerusalem

Martin Luther King III            Son of MLK II

Arun Gandhi                         Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

Rabbi Michael Lerner          Network of Spiritual Progressives

Archbishop Desmond Tutu  Religious leader from South Africa

Dr. Mark Johnson                Former Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation, US

Dr. Noam Chomsky              Professor Emeritus, MIT, Author, Activist

Plus many more!

 

 

PROPOSED NETWORKING to enlist TEAM

 

In the name of the Women Leaders, and with their help, we can facilitate women leaders in every movement to join and bring in their movements.

The following strategy is planned:   (or variations thereof)

 

Women Nobel Peace Laureates enlist Women Leaders from around the world to set in motion a Chain Reaction to enlist all the International Women Leaders

 

Alice Walker enlists MLK III and Arun Gandhi and all Nonviolent Movements

Which yields à The Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter

 

Gloria Steinem enlists OPRAH WINFREY

            Which yields à Celebrities and Dignitaries

 

Naomi Klein enlists Bill McKibben, Dr. Jill Stein, and Dr. Margaret Flowers

             Which yields à The Environmental Movement and the Occupy Movement

 

Marianne Williamson enlists enlists Barbara Marx Hubbard

            Which yields à The Spiritual Movement

 

Sister Joan Chittister enlists the Pope and the Dalai Lama, etc.

            Which yields à The Religious Movements

 

Marion Wright Edelman enlists UNICEF à  then all the UN orgs.

            Which yields à All Children’s Groups

 

Malala (Pakistan) and Shirin Ebadi enlist Women in Islamic Countries

            Which yields  à the Arab Spring

 

Helen Caldicott à Queen Noor à All the Mayors of every city in the US

            Which yields à Anti Nuke movement à Ted Turner à Sam Nunn à

            Which yields à Business’s / Universities

 

Secretary-General Guterres enlists Ban Ki Moon

            Which yields à The ELDERS and the U.N.

 

Eve Ensler and UN Women à contact all women’s orgs

 

PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE

International connections not listed here are also an intricate part for enlisting all the movements.  In the name of the Nobel women, an administrative team, will send letters to all the women’s orgs first, then all the peace orgs, then all the children’s orgs, then all the schools, etc. to enlist them! 

This story was submitted in response to The Future of Security is Women .

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Jill Langhus
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 09, 2018

Hi Andre,

Thanks for sharing your organization's updates and achievements. I wish you continued success in your efforts. Good luck with your story submission.

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 13, 2018
Oct 13, 2018

Hi Andre,

I am glad to meet you here, one of the men within WorldPulse who is committed to change and to supporting women's voices coming forward. I am glad to know about the Global Movement of Nonviolence, and it was wonderful to read quotes from so many who understand how important it is for women's voices to be heard. I'm glad to know too that letters will be sent out to many organizations. Yes, this global wave is what we continue to create together. We are building in size and strength. It has been a long time coming, but the past few years has seen us making great progress toward a tidal shift. Thank you for what you are doing to help this grow, and for creating this list, so encouraging to see.

anita shrestha
Oct 14, 2018
Oct 14, 2018

Good

Ngala Nadege
Dec 28, 2018
Dec 28, 2018

Hello
Thank you for sharing your post.

Bettina Amendi
Jan 12
Jan 12

Hi Andre,
Thank alot for your time to compile the above information.Keep up the good work.

Andre Sheldon
Mar 23
Mar 23

Thank you. Sorry for the delay. I was not seeing the alert that you had commented.

It is time for women to rise-up as the peacemakers! If you are interested in helping, please contact me at facilitator (at) GlobalMovementofNonviolence.org .

Peace and Love, Andre

Bettina Amendi
Mar 23
Mar 23

Thanks alot Andre,i will contact you so as to deliberate further.
Good day

Tola Makinde
Feb 08
Feb 08

Keep up the good work

Andre Sheldon
Mar 23
Mar 23

Thank you. Sorry for the delay. I was not seeing the alert that you had commented.

It is time for women to rise-up as the peacemakers! If you are interested in helping, please contact me at facilitator (at) GlobalMovementofNonviolence.org .

Peace and Love, Andre

LauIzzySof31
Mar 06
Mar 06

Thank you for sharing your story and your message. I’m so happy to hear that there is a world-wide campaign that empowers women. I look forward to what’s to come for GMofNV, what an incredible project!

Andre Sheldon
Mar 23
Mar 23

Thank you. Sorry for the delay. I was not seeing the alert that you had commented.

It is time for women to rise-up as the peacemakers! If you are interested in helping, please contact me at facilitator (at) GlobalMovementofNonviolence.org .

Peace and Love, Andre

JANEKALU
Mar 08
Mar 08

Dear Andre, thanks for sharing wishing you success in your organization/
thanks
janekalu

Andre Sheldon
Mar 23
Mar 23

Thank you. Sorry for the delay. I was not seeing the alert that you had commented.

It is time for women to rise-up as the peacemakers! If you are interested in helping, please contact me at facilitator (at) GlobalMovementofNonviolence.org .

Peace and Love, Andre

Kaity Van Riper
Mar 14
Mar 14

Wow, great work. I'm so encouraged to hear you doing such great things for the women of the world.

Andre Sheldon
Mar 23
Mar 23

Thank you. Sorry for the delay. I was not seeing the alert that you had commented.

It is time for women to rise-up as the peacemakers! If you are interested in helping, please contact me at facilitator (at) GlobalMovementofNonviolence.org .

Peace and Love, Andre

Urmila Chanam
Mar 21
Mar 21

Dear sister,
What an enlightening article and remarkable compilation of women led global movements and the front runners. Kois Herman is known to me, I heard her speak at Gender Harmony Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia a couple of years ago and I am delighted to be in her mailing list, receiving educative inputs from around the world. Thank you once again for telling me things I was not aware of.
Love and prayers,
Urmila Chanam,
India
urmila.chanam@gmail.com

Andre Sheldon
Mar 23
Mar 23

Dear Urmila,

Namaste and Salam, Shalom, Peace.

Thank you for writing. I am promoting women, but I am a man. I see the strength and power women have for promoting nonviolence. Women and nonviolence can change the world!

It is time for women to rise-up as the peacemakers! If you are interested in helping, please contact me at facilitator (at) GlobalMovementofNonviolence.org .

Peace and Love, Andre