iVoice Communications announces partnership with Roots of Peace, a global nonprofit that cultivates peace through agriculture in war zones


“This is a unique moment in history to highlight the importance of turning ‘swords into plowshares’, guns into shovels, blood into wine, minefields into vineyards and war into peace. Lead with shovels, not guns.” Heidi Kuhn

NEW YORK, March 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The FORBES 30/50 Summit was held in Abu Dhabi to honor and commemorate influential female voices who have sparked movements to advance women around the world. After the summit, Heidi Kühn, founder and CEO of “ROOTS OF PEACE” and recipient of the FORBES 50 Over 50 award and Adriana Aristizabalformer war reporter and founder and CEO of IVOICE COMMUNICATIONS, announced a partnership that aims to amplify the impact of efforts to benefit farmers and families in Afghanistan while supporting landmine eradication efforts around the world.

Adriana Aristizabal, Founder & CEO iVoice Communications & Heidi Kühn, Founder & CEO Roots of Peace

This world-changing alliance, born in the United Arab Emirates on International Women’s Day among the world’s most powerful leaders, seeks to take pragmatic steps for peace and truly create impact on the ground – for those suffering in Afghanistan and Ukraine.

Afghanistan 80% dependent on agriculture for employment, while 97% of the population suffers from extreme poverty in a country once known as the “Garden of Central Asia, said Heidi Kühn. “We undertake to bring a thousand golden shovels to Afghanistan to underline our deep commitment as women to call $1 billion cultivate peace through agriculture Afghanistan. It’s spring and Nowruz, and it’s a time when the land is fertile for planting lasting peace.”

Roots of Peace began bearing fruit in less than a week, with a track record $1 million gift from the YIH family and the Rotary clubs of China. Frank Yih“godfather” of Silicon Valley and the semiconductor of Fairchild in the 1960s, pledged to leave a legacy with a pledge to donate $1 billion to underprivileged farmers in Afghanistan in memory of Nancy Yi, his beloved wife and mother of his children. Its funds will be used to turn swords into plowshares along the borders of China and Afghanistan – a 47-mile (76 km) border that the two countries share at the Wakhan Corridor.

As a journalist and former war correspondent with experience covering the war on drugs on the front lines in ColombiaiVoice CEO Adriana Aristizabal is committed to supporting the Women of Wisdom Circle (“WWC”), born from the heart of Abu Dhabion the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022.

The new WWC is led by world leaders calling on the international community to invest in peace through agriculture. Currently, Afghan women face gross human rights violations and restrictions on freedom, since the fall of Kabul to August 15, 2022.

“As women, it is a priority to act in this historical period when the world needs leaders capable of spreading the seeds of “peace” on so many fronts as Afghanistan, Ukraineand Colombia. We need to take #FootstepsforPeace everywhere we go. As a Latina, I am thrilled to be part of this multicultural vortex that aims to impact the lives of global communities in need,” Aristizabal said.

The collective voices of the following changemakers will seek to shed light on various initiatives throughout the WWC: Nahid Ahmadiformer member of the Afghan Parliament; Zarifa Ghafarifirst female mayor of Wardak province, Afghanistan; Polish Princess Angelika Jarosławska Sapieha, founder of One Mine, A life and a member of the Independent Ukrainian Women’s Delegation to the United Nations; Sheryl Stotlandco-founder of Forgirlsake; Donda Mullisco-founder and CMO of Raw Sugar and Forbes 50 Over 50; Tina Fordhamgeopolitical strategist and consultant; hang black, vice president of Global Revenue Enablement; and Kiki Keating founder and CEO of KikiNetwork.

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About iVoice Communications
iVoice Communications is a new York public relations agency that helps businesses, organizations, NGOs and governments connect with consumers in the global Hispanic market with over 590 million people with a purchasing power of 10% of global GDP. www.voice.agence

About Roots of Peace
For over twenty years, Roots of Peace has worked in war-torn countries around the world to clear remnants of war, landmines and unexploded ordnance, and restore the land to rebuild peaceful communities for generations. future. Their award-winning methodology is rooted in a philosophy of delivering market-driven solutions tailored to rural communities in war-torn lands, serving as a catalyst for industry-wide development. With over 500 million smallholder farming households representing a large proportion of the world’s poor living on less than $2 a day, rebuilding a source of income that allows them to support themselves and their families is one of the most pressing issues that need to be addressed in post-conflict countries. With the help of Roots of Peace, farmers are addressing key challenges of increasing incomes by applying modern farming technologies and techniques that result in increased yields and sustainability. https://rootsofpeace.org

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