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Students Panel on Regional Peace
Women’s Regional Network is keen to initiate a dialogue among students focusing on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 - peace, justice, and strong institutions.
THEME: Importance of Regional Peace to impact & sustain peace in our own countries
- The role of the youth in peacebuilding & peacekeeping
- The significance of having women in formal & informal peace-processes
Student Representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India
Monday, 28 September 2020
01:30 PM GMT
06:00 PM Afghanistan
06:30 PM Pakistan
07:00 PM India/Sri Lanka
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Call for Student Essays: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
The International Peace Day is observed across the world on September 21st as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. Understanding that peace is not the mere absence of violence and war but as something that contributes to a sense of security for all members living in a society, Women’s Regional Network is keen to initiate a dialogue among students focusing on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions.
Women’s Regional Network invites essay applications from university students from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.
Importance of Regional Peace to impact & sustain peace in our own countries
The role of the youth in peace building & peace keeping
The significance of having women in formal & informal peace-processes
Submission: 13 September
Finalist Announcement: 21 September
Panel Presentation: 28 September
Applications are open for undergraduate & graduate students (up to Master’s level).
Students enrolled in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka from any discipline.
Students from the above countries studying overseas are also eligible to apply.
Applicant can either choose main topic, one of the sub themes or both sub themes.
The individual applicant entry has to be a maximum of 800 words in English only.
Two participants from each country will be invited to the panel on 28 September.
All other applicants will be invited to participate in the panel discussion.
E- Certificates will be provided to all participants.
Selected essays will be published on the Women's Regional Network blog.
Entries should be sent through the Google Form submission by 13 September.
Inter-linkages between Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 5 and SDG 16
Women's Regional Network's work which focuses on gender justice for an inclusive and sustainable peace aligns with Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 5 - Gender Equality and SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
Given the socio-political context of the region (Afghanistan, Pakistan and India), which has been witnessing new challenges to democratic rights, gender justice and non-violent movements, this webinar seeks to hold a conversation to bring forth an understanding of positive, inclusive and sustainable peace and the impediments to the same as experienced within the country-specific contexts and the region. The discussion will be located within the framework of SDG 5 and 16, and the imperative to explore the significant inter-linkages between the two.
Join the WRN Conversation on Monday, August 31
02:00 PM GMT
06:30 PM Afghanistan
07:00 PM Pakistan
07:30 PM India/Sri Lanka
Deputy Director, EQUALITY for Peace and Democracy (EPD) Afghanistan
Founder, EQUALITY for Peace and Democracy (EPD) Afghanistan
SABA Gul Khattak
Feminist Researcher, Pakistan
Associate Professor, Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Bangalore and Associate Member, WRN India
REGISTER to participate
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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