“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.
“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.
Actor-activists Nandita Das, Vani Tripathi Tikoo and Saloni Chopra bat for a gender-equal world
Speaking at the South Asia Union Summit Led by Women, Nandita Das, Vani Tripathi Tikoo and Saloni Chopra focused on finding solutions to issues impacting women in South Asia.
“Afghanistan is going back to an era where women are silenced again” – Afghan diaspora speak out
Speaking at South Asia Union Summit Led by Women, Afghan-origin journalist Najiba Laima Kasraee and policy researcher Mariam Safi voiced concerns about the future of Afghan women under the Taliban.
“Fatwas are oppressive tools used to control women in Bangladesh” – Dhaka activist Khushi Kabir
Speaking at South Asia Union Summit Led by Women, Bangladeshi human-rights activist Khushi Kabir put the spotlight on tools used by those in power to oppress the disadvantaged and especially women.
South Asia Union Summit Led by Women (October 2-3, 2021)
Join in as eminent women from around the world come together to seek solutions for peace, gender equality and a unified South Asia.
“A South Asian Union would free us from the slavery of the west”: pro-democracy activist Hina Jilani
Globally acclaimed human-rights defender Hina Jilani believes democracy and secularism are values all South Asian nations need to promote and protect.
“The farmers’ movement, the Dalit movements, and the Adivasi movements can offer new models of democracy”: Lalita Ramdas
Peace activist Lalita Ramdas on how political forces use communalism for their own agenda, and why India’s ‘imperfect’ democracy needs to be reimagined.
“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.