Noted journalists, peace activists and community leaders from across Southasia and the diaspora participated in Sapan's second anniversary event, upholding the spirit of the Sapan Founding Charter that calls for soft borders and ease of trade and travel in the region, allowing people to meet and “learn to respect and love each other and work together”.
South Asians unite to celebrate love beyond borders and boundaries of religion, caste and nationality
“In the process of suppressing individual happiness over centuries, we have encouraged agents of hate, discrimination, and violence,” comments journalist Aekta Kapoor, moderating an online discussion promoting equality and harmony.
A Plethora of Interfaith, Intercultural Events this Month in India
Does the plethora of interfaith and intercultural events in February indicate a resurging respect for India’s pluralistic culture?
“Let People Meet” – Activists call for a visa-free South Asia ahead of International Day of Peace
With International Day of Peace celebrated globally on September 21st, peace activists from across South Asia re-ignited their call to ease visa curbs in the neighbourhood.
“Growing up, growing together”: Young South Asian activists speak up for peace and human rights in the region
Youth activists from South Asia came together to commemorate Human Rights Day and the founding of SAARC at a webinar held by South Asia Peace Action Network.
“For decades, we have undermined feminine intelligence, and the feminine understanding or relationship to our bodies” – Karen Lee Downes
Karen Lee Downes, co-founder of FemmeQ, on respecting, including, and embodying feminine intelligence to restore wholeness to our human psyche and integrity to our social, economic, ecological and political systems.
Arming girls and women in South Asia with internet tools and infrastructure
Four digital literacy evangelists share their challenges and success stories on arming girls and young women in South Asia with internet tools and online skills.
Investors assert that cross-border peace needed to boost trade and socio-economic growth in South Asia
Speaking at eShe’s South Asia Union Summit Led by Women, entrepreneurs and investors from India and Pakistan brought up the need for political peace, cross-border trade and knowledge exchanges among South Asian nations.
The Burden of Tradition: Gender Equality and Social Justice in South Asia
Feminist scholars came together at South Asia Union Summit Led by Women to discuss the burden of tradition, and the long road to gender equality and social justice in South Asia.
“South Asian women’s networks should have been the first respondents during the conflict in Afghanistan” – Policy analyst Dr Radha Kumar
Speaking at the South Asia Union Summit Led by Women, scholar, author and policy analyst Dr Radha Kumar urged women’s groups in South Asia to unite for peace.