UN International Day of Peace, #defyhatenow Social Media #PeaceJam2021

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. At #defyhatenow we join the International Day of Peace commemoration by having  #peacejam activities and discussions that call for conflict mitigation against acts of hate online and offline.

We invite you to jam for peace with us from wherever you are in the world, engage us in our various conversations on social media . And remember to join us on the 21st September in a live online session.

Planned activities including days leading to and during the event are:

  • Pre-campaign: “let’s jam for peace together”. This campaign, will take place before the main event, participants from around the world will join us by uploading  photos online where they will share symbols, pictures, or images that are representative of peace to them personally or culturally. We will also assist you create your #peacejam frame, send us your photo at design@defyhatenow.org or download the frame here to do it yourself.
  • Thematic moderated discussions – We have two discussions this year;
    • Recovering after displacement – A chat with refugees and IDPs on their role in conflict transformation,
    • Role of Diaspora in Conflict Mitigation and Transformation.  
  • Open Mic sessions
  • Music
  • Keynote address
  • Question and answer
  • Slam poetry 
  • Networking

Pre Registration link:


#peacejam2021 Live Programme:



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