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'Peace is justice, equality and human rights'�


To celebrate International Day of Peace we asked what peace means to Dr Macaulay

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

We asked Dr Fiona Macaulay, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Bradford what peace means to her and why she chose to teach at Bradford.

Fiona said: “To me peace is justice, equality and human rights because the absence of those three things is what leads to violence, conflict and warfare.”

The Division of Peace Studies and International Development combines both one of the oldest Peace Studies teaching departments in the world and the legacy of BCID – the Bradford Centre for International Development, a Centre of global reputation which has seen knowledge transfer and the study of applied development practice since 1969.