Story by Damilola Adekanlu
The Executive Director of Peace Education and Practice Network (PEPNET) Abolade Moses Segun in a statement release to the press said Positive peace is having relative peace, good justice system and structures or institutions that prevent violent conflict from happening in the first place.
Abolade said, Positive peace can be experienced in a relatively stable society where all basic societal organs are functioning appropriately. One should note that root causes of most violent conflicts are products of displacement of structures, weak system, neglect of human security and disrespect of others right as the indication of injustice.
It is important to say, that when all men are respected and their rights are protected, when there is a sense of equality and equity in dealings and relationships between beings in the society, issues of insecurity will reduce and relationship will be secured.
Positive peace is not just important to prevent violent conflicts but reverenced to birth strong institutions that build a society. Positive peace positions education, the economy and security by developing the values in a man in relationship with others.
Peace Education and Practice Network (PEPNET) is an International nongovernmental organization, that engages in positive peacebuilding process by ensuring preaching the message of peace and how a peaceful life can be achieved to the age group of 5 to 25 years. The mission is to create positive peace atmosphere in any society the organization finds herself.
Moses Abolade is the current Executive Director of Peace Education and Practice Network (PEPNET), the President Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies Students’ Association (IPSSSA), University of Ibadan.
He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), Nigeria, Associate Member of Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP). He is currently a research student of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan interested in Peace Education, Peace Journalism, Human Security and Conflict Sensitivity Development as it relates to Peacebuilding and Security Studies.