We are journalists, peace builders and social-justice warriors looking to end war and conflict in South Asia and unite the region as a political and economic union on the lines of the European Union.
Can you imagine a South Asia with one currency, unrestricted visa-free travel between nations, unrestricted trade, demilitarization and nuclear disarmament? We can, and this is our way of seeking solutions for it and working towards it.
Share your expertise, your thoughts, your voice, your resources and help get the word out: unity is possible, peace is necessary and a unified South Asia is the path forward for a safer and more prosperous world for everyone.
“There’s a Direct Link Between Peace and Democratic Freedoms” – South Asian Peace Advocate Rita Manchanda
Author, peacebuilder and human-rights activist Rita Manchanda on the practical reasons to push for peace in the Subcontinent.Read more
Deputy director of the Asia Program at the Wilson Centre and South Asia scholar Michael Kugelman joins the dots between leadership, trade, history and the possibility of peace in South Asia.Read more
While flagging off a new programme to encourage Vietnamese students to come to India, ambassador Pham Sanh Chau spoke on sustainable solutions for peace in South Asia.Read more
Acclaimed Pakistani-American filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar on peace in South Asia and what visa-free travel could do for her as a filmmaker.Read more
Peacebuilder and author Dr Scilla Elworthy on how the concept for a South Asia Union emerged and what are the key steps to make this vision a reality by 2025.Read more
“If the aim is the prevention of armed violence, then it doesn’t matter what weaponry or how many soldiers you have. What matters is how many capable young people are available and motivated to make this happen – youth and women with a sense of fearlessness and independence”
Dr Scilla Elworthy
Peacebuilder, author and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee
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South Asia Union Summit Led by Women