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1/6/07

Iran to Hold Children's Drawing Expo on Peace & Friendship

By Soudabeh Sadigh

The Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support (SCWVS) in Iran will hold children's drawing exhibition with the theme of "Peace and Friendship".
 
The exhibition aims to bring world's attention
to WMD victims to promote global peace
 
Tehran, 4 January 2007 (CHN) -- The Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support (SCWVS) in Iran will hold children's drawing exhibition with the theme of "Peace and Friendship" this coming June/July to mark the occasion of the National Day for the Campaign against Chemical and Biological Weapons and 20th anniversary of the chemical attacks against Sardasht, a city in the Iranian western province of Kurdistan, on 28th of June 1987 during the 8-year imposed war between Iran and Iraq. 
 
The Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support (SCWVS) is a nongovernmental organization founded in 1998 to support those who fell victim of WMDs used by Iraq during the war with Iran in the late 1980s. SCWVS provides medical, social, legal and cultural support for more than 50,000 Iranian gas attack survivors (including some 7,000 civilians) who are still suffering from the long term effects of exposure to the chemical weapons and tries to improve their quality of life as well as that of their families.
 
The exhibition is organized for children and young adults between 7 and 15 years of age. The exhibition aims at promoting peace awareness among children across the globe and developing cultural exchange between them, especially those from the countries that suffered from wars and are victims of weapons of mass destruction.
 
Although the main theme chosen for the exhibition is Peace and Friendship, the participants may draw freely on different subjects including peaceful daily life, friendship, hopes for the future, international goodwill, etc. The best drawings will receive special awards by SCWVS.
 
The drawings must be submitted no later than April 1, 2007 to P.O Box: 19615/835 Tehran, Iran.
 
For more information, please contact Ms. Elaheh Abdoli at: (+9821) 224 17 327

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