Archive for category: Pakistan

Kashmir – an integral part of what?

Kashmir – an integral part of what?

The dispute over Jammu and Kashmir has long been discussed from an Indian or Pakistani perspective, ignoring the views of those Kashmiris who feel that they have been denied their right to self-determination for over six decades.

A year on from Malala’s attack – keeping education out of the battle

A year on from Malala’s attack – keeping education out of the battle

One year ago today, school girl Malala Yousefzai was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban. This sombre anniversary is a reminder of the perils that students, teachers, and professors face in areas of conflict and repression around the world, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

Local peacebuilders demand an end to conflict in Kashmir

Local peacebuilders demand an end to conflict in Kashmir

As the Kashmir peace process falters, cross-border skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani forces are becoming more frequent, and innocent people are being caught in the crossfire. Local peacebuilders are demanding this change and the peace process be bought back on track.

Women in Afghanistan – struggling for representation in the peace process

Women in Afghanistan – struggling for representation in the peace process

The absence of a women’s grassroots support network or social movement is one of the key reasons women have been unable to exert more influence on the peace process in Afghanistan, meaning that any future peace settlement may lack sufficient safeguards to promote and entrench women’s voices.