Call to strengthen the culture of peace and non-violence in Chiapas


An article from NVI Noticias (translation by CPNN)

Launching the citizen campaign “Taking steps for equality” in the municipality of Suchiapa, Jorge Llaven Abarca thanked the participation of citizens in this comprehensive project that aims to strengthen the culture of peace and non-violence in Chiapas.

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After completing a 5-kilometer journey, accompanied by his wife Guadalupe Gómez Casanova and children, as well as Elena Torres Villanueva, president of the Granito de Arena International Foundation; César del Valle, musician from Chiapas, Llaven Abarca highlighted that this initiative includes different activities to generate healthy coexistence and to reinforce values ​​in the family and social environment.

“I thank all the people who joined this virtual race with their family and friends, the objective is to promote the culture of peace and non-violence. Society and government must walk hand in hand to build a more just and supportive society ”, he declared.

He pointed out that next Sunday, February 14, a sporting activity will be held in the municipality of Chiapa de Corzo: “The invitation is open for you to participate virtually practicing your favorite sport. All of us in unity will eradicate violence in Chiapas.”

Finally, Guadalupe Gómez Casanova asserted that the citizen campaign “Taking steps for equality” is also a call to children and young people to avoid the consumption of alcohol and drugs: “Let’s say yes to sports, it is a tool to get away from any vice. We want youth to be healthy and free of violence ”.