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Through our service projects, Rotary is taking action to bring about social change.
We strengthen the leaders of today and empower the peacemakers of tomorrow at home and across the world.
Rotary is not simply tackling the consequences which result from conflict, but addressing its fundamental causes.
This means overcoming poverty, inequality and lack of access to education and key resources.
Promoting peace is not a problem isolated to the developing world. In Great Britain and Ireland, Rotary clubs encourage understanding, diversity and compassion through a variety of activities at a local level.
Each year, Rotary supports up to 100 professionals to undertake study at one of our Rotary Peace Centres around the world.
Through academic learning and practical implementation, Rotary Peace Fellows become global leaders in peace and conflict prevention and resolution.
More than 1,000 fellows have graduated from the programme, with many completing the programme at the Rotary Peace Centre based right here in the United Kingdom at the University of Bradford.
Rotary members volunteer their time and talents to deliver service projects in communities around the world.
In the area of peace, Rotary activities include preventing modern slavery, empowering young people to tackle bullying, protecting victims of domestic abuse and sheltering refugees.
Bill Gates thanks Rotary for taking lead in fight against polio
Bill Gates was just a few months old when the first polio vaccine was developed in 1955. Now the American philanthropist is at the forefront with Rotary in the fight against polio. He used a district conference in Spokane, Washington, USA, to thank Rotarians for their leadership and dedication to eradicate the disease from the planet.