Southasia Peace Action Network turns two, calls for a SAARC summit

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.

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.

“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.

“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.