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An article from the World March for Peace and Nonviolence
The COMPAZ Municipal Council for the Culture of Peace and the OSC Londrina Pazeando, invited the community of Londrina to the ninth edition of the event “A weapon is not a toy”.
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The act was held on November 21 at 2:30 pm in the Municipal Chamber of Londrina.
This year 45 toy stores received the Seal of the Prefecture and City Hall, in a solemn ceremony that was held in the City Hall. Representatives of all stores attended, including those that received the Seal in 2018.
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How can culture of peace be developed at the municipal level?
Do war toys promote the culture of war?
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Sociologist Rangel Bandeira was honored for his book “Weapons for what.” The book includes a chapter that mentions the city of Londrina as the only one in Brazil that has a public policy regarding the disarmament of children and the control of the sale of toy weapons.
(Editor’s note: The first edition of this event was described by CPNN in 2011: Londrina encourages its merchants not to sell toy weapons.)
Another theme at the event was the presentation of the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence
The Base Team of the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence will arrive in Londrina on December 17, 2019, carrying the proposal of A World without Weapons and A World without Wars.
Several activities have taken place in the city in the framework of the March. See more on the march at http://londrinapazeando.org.br/2-marcha-mundial-pela-paz-e-nao-violencia/ .
The Seal Delivery event is part of the Program of the II Municipal Week of Restorative Justice in Londrina (Law No. 12.624/17) that takes place from November 12 to 21, 2019.