The Peace Alliance is a National Charity working with communities to reduce crime and increase community cohesion, born in a response to the rise in knife crimes across London. With its mission to provide opportunities for volunteering, mentoring and training to promote social cohesion and a sense of belonging, for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET, the Week of Peace was developed.
The Peace Alliance is delighted to be hosting the London Leadership and Peace Awards 2018. Over the last 18 years the Peace Alliance has hosted and organised numerous community and city wide events with a vision of empowering Londoners to become engaged in a collaborative effort to build a stronger, safer and more cohesive city.
The Peace Alliance has hosted and organised numerous community and city wide events with a vision of empowering Londoners to become engaged in a collaborative effort to build a stronger, safer and more cohesive city.
These events have included the London Week of Peace with a mission to challenges Londoners to make a positive change in their communities whilst also celebrating Londoners rich diversity. The event has featured well over 300 peace building events across London boroughs from schools peace assemblies, arts and poetry competition to sporting events and peace debates. Faith based activities and London wide Peace Concerts have also characterised the London Week of Peace. It has received endorsements from Prime Ministers, Leaders of Opposition Parties, Home Secretaries, Mayor of London and Commissioners of Police.
The London Leadership and Peace Awards began as the Haringey Peace Awards in Alexandra Palace and was attended by Home Secretary, The Rt Hon. David Blumkett MP. Also present was Dr Noble who gave Operation Trident Independent Advisory Group an Award for it’s role in combating Gun Crime.
Nominations and award winners have come from Londoners from all walks of life including, young people, community activists, corporate leaders, police officers, faith leaders, youth projects, hospitals and many other inspirational individuals and groups.
A few notable award winners over the years have included.
– Richard Taylor who despite losing his in an unprovoked knife attack had with dignity and no bitterness set up a charity to support young people.
– KPMG for their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
– Gladesmore School Student Council, whose Value Life campaign was targeted to support young people make the right choices
– Daisy Byaruhanga , whose relentless efforts brought together 20 community Groups and 57 businesses to educate on HIV and other health issues.