STAR Seminars, or "Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience", focus on breaking cycles of violence in individuals, communities, and societies. STAR seminars explore responses to trauma after natural or human-made disaster and violence, strategies to transform trauma, and worker-self care. STAR seminars focus on trauma healing using a unique lens from the disciplines of peacebuilding, restorative justice, conflict transformation, organizational leadership, and development. STAR seminars at…See More
The aim of the Summer Program of the CWWPP is to give the participant an impression of the reality of a post-conflict area and to assist in refining his/her academic skills.Participation in one of the Summer Programs is not onlyan investment in knowledge; our program inspires you to adopt skills and values.Course selectionYou may select from one of the programs below.The 4-Week ProgramThe Intensive Summer Program/Internship comprises a series of seminars and forums given by local politicians,…See More
Violance,war,conflicts,sufferings my desire to see world in peace and non violance has motivated me to join this network."Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world as a family, this was a teaching of our culture and traditional.we…"
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I started out working on feminist issues and youth issues through my mother's feminism and teaching. After that I started working on anti-war campaigns in college. I moved onto the international focus of violent conflict and have been studying racism and providing advocacy for immigrants in the Minneapolis area. After going to school, I switched my focus from anti-war campaigns to pro-peace campaigns. I'm trying to focus my energy in creating something new rather than trying to stop something old.
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Violance,war,conflicts,sufferings my desire to see world in peace and non violance has motivated me to join this network."Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world as a family, this was a teaching of our culture and traditional.we created countries,boundries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realise that we are one and we naturaly interconected with each other ,which we can just realise by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any descrimanation,religion,bonundries, equaly for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equaly important,valuble ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violance .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for lookafter the wellbeing of all living life.
i shall be happy if you could include me in your circle of friends
I hope to open a line of communication with you. It seems we share some common interests so I wanted to make my introduction. I'm Chris from New Orleans. I'm studying Comparative legal systems at Tulane Law School and am very interested in Human Rights and Mediation and Negotiation. Given our common interests this might be a good way to start communication so we can refer to each other in the future. Please take a minute to view my page and leave a message if you like.
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May I have this opportunity to extend our heartfelt Greetings and Best wishes on the occasion of HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008. May the New Year brings global peace, prosperity, happiness with most eventful occasions to celebrate together. And may the Year 2008 also pave the way to bring complete solution of the World crisis.
I wish for World Peace
I wish for health and prosperity for all human kind
I wish for our nature to recover
I wish you a Happy New Year!
Waheed Ahmad Ch
Advocate High Court
Member Human Rights committee Lahore High Court Bar Associations
Address: 2/136- A Aman Park Baghbanpura Lahore, Pakistan
E.mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Report about one day National Seminar on The Role of Trade Unions and the Human Rights At Hotel Holiday Inn Lahore on 10th December ,2007.
one day National Seminar on The Role of Trade Unions and the Human Rights organized by Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) with the collaboration of the World Asian Workers Organization (WAWO) at Hotel Holiday Inn Lahore.
Despite the imposition of emergency, Trade Unions Representatives from all over the Country including 50 Women’s attended the Seminar.
The conference started with reading of several solidarity messages received for the release of Mr. Waheed Ahmad Advocate High Court from Mr.George Mavrikos General Secretary World Federation of Trade Unions , Mr. Peter A.News President (WAWO) , Mr. Malcolm S. McNeil (USA) Mr. Jeff Rudy (USA) President Par Remnelid and the president of AIJAs Human Rights Commission, Jeany Louis Collart , Chris Raudonat (AIJA) , Nancy L. Pearson, M.S.W., L.I.S.W. New Tactics Program Manager Center for Victims of Torture (USA) , Emmanouil Athanasiou Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH) International Federation for Human Rights (France) , Roula Scoutari (Greece) , Tanya Daud , William H. Neukom (USA) , Mr. Pinoy Seva (Thailand) and many other messages from all over Pakistan
Haji Muhammad Saeed Secretary General welcomes the participants and the Chief Guest for their valuable participation. He said that The Government of Pakistan established the Ministry of Human Rights which guarantees Freedom of Association but the Ban on Trade Unions, victimization of Workers in the light of Privatization / Globalization is violations of Basic Human Rights.
He Said that the main aims and objectives of the Establishment of PLF Human Rights Center was to stabilization of the institutional and Legal protection of Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law and to create awareness.
He said that it is the duty of Trade unions that they should worked hard to ensure that women enjoy equal Rights with men in terms of politics, economy. Culture, Trade Unions and Social life.
Mrs. Atia Saleem Chairperson said that PLF has continuously intensified its efforts in the enforcement of relevant Laws and regulations to protect the legitimate Rights and interest of women workers in all over the Country. She said that PLF Women wing is very active to motivate the Women Workers regarding the Human Rights, She said that PLF to encourage Rural Women to acquire knowledge and provide information for their Rights
Mr. Waheed Ahmad Ch Advocate President Youth Wing PLF and Legal Advisor as well as Director PLF Human Rights Center said that the Trade Unions have very effective Role and Responsibilities in the Society and they can play very positive Role for protecting workers Basic Rights.
He said that United Nations reform a policy of the unified standing Human Rights for the promotion and protection of Human Rights. He said that UN Committee on the Elimination of discrimination against women is working but in Developing Countries like Pakistan the working women’s are facing discrimination in all walk of life. He said that the Declaration of Philadelphia reaffirms that Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Association are very essential to sustained Progress.
Mr Asif F Vardag Chairman PLF said that The Amendments in the IRO are clear cut violation of ILO Article 5 in which Workers Organization has the Right to affiliates their Union with any National or International Organization He said that PLF will continue its efforts to encourage its all affiliates to help promote Gender Equality and women’s Development, Strengthen its cooperation with the all NGO,s and make active contribution to promoting Gender Equality, Development and peace.
Rai Mansab Ali Khan said that the Government is highly aware that for the Economic and Social Development of the Country the efforts to promote Gender equality and women’s Development and for the improving of economic system with out active participation of women is not possible. He appreciated the efforts and struggle of PLF for the protection of Women’s Rights and announce his full cooperation.
Malik Ahtasam Ul Hassan Said that workers shall enjoy adequate protection against acts of Anti Union discrimination in respect of their Employment, but thousands workers from Public and Private sector has been compulsory retire from their Jobs with out any justification
Mrs. Nadara Shahzad, Mrs. Hina Noor, Mrs. Nahid Akhtar, Mrs Zabda, Mr. Abdullha,Mr Fasial Ayyaz,Mr Khurm Shahzad Syed Khalid Bukhari also addressed the Seminar.
Before the conclusion of the Seminar Mr Waheed Ahmad Advocate presented brief Report regarding his Arrest and released.
I would like to bring into your notice that after the proclamation of Emergency cum Marshal Law in the country on 03-11-2007, the Constitution of Pakistan 1973 has been abrogated and some fundamental rights have been suspended, the aftereffects of emergency can be envisaged through the lawyers campaign for restoring democracy, independence of judiciary, reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, uphold the Constitution of Pakistan 1973 where the campaign was suppressed by the law enforcing agencies by making an assault on lawyers community in Lahore High Court Premises where hundreds of lawyers were brutally tortured and arrested, it is also pertinent to mention here that police lodged FIRs against these lawyers for unlawful assembly, flaming speeches against military including other sections of anti terrorism acts. The apprehensions of lawyers are hitherto either walking on road wearing uniform or in court premises. I would also like to add here that now lawyers hesitate to sit in offices because there are many reported cases where lawyers were arrested from their offices so the lawyer community and political parties’ leaders, activists and workers are under threat of being apprehended without bail able warrants.
I have been apprehended along with my professional colleagues (Lawyers) in the High Court premises during an open house session being addressed by the Lahore High Court Bar Association officer bearers and other senior lawyers in Karachi Hall. The Lawyers were badly beaten by sticks and gun butts due such violence many lawyers got seriously injured and were hospitalized whereas most of them were transported to jails with being given any medical aid. My coat was also stained with their bloods to whom I have been providing first aid and accompanying them to High Court Dispensary. I had many opportunities to escape from the place of occurrence but I was over whelmed by the lawyers campaign spirit whose manifesto is to restoring democracy, reinstatement of judges who refused to take oath under PCO and independence of judiciary injected in me.
After being arrested on 5-11-2007 the police lodged a false and frivolous FIR No 709/07 Under Section 16 MPO, 7 ATA, 290, 291, 186, 188, 147, 148, 427, 440, 353, 324 PPC our FIR contains huge numbers of offences without any reason and knowledge, we were stuffed into police van like criminals or moreover as prisoner of war and were transported to Police Station Sarwar Road Lahore Cantt. We were detained in barracks for more than 24 hours but had not been produced before judicial magistrate. We were shifted to the major prisoner cell of Kot Lakh Path jail on 6-11-2007 in the same manner. It would be pertinent mention here that law enforcing agencies did not allow any of our relative to meet us or also denied the right of legal representation through legal council in court. On 7-11-2007 we were transported to Multan New central Jail and had remained behind bars for five days without being produced before any court in Multan .
I belong to middle class family and a sole bread winner for entire family. We have a combined family system living with my grandmother, parents, paternal ant, wife, son and sister. They were very worried about me and it was difficult for them to trace me and after many struggle they came to know that I have been taken to Multan
(Haji Muhammad Saeed)
Pakistan Labour Federation
2/136-A, Aman Park Baghbanpura Lahore
Note: We shall be most grateful if you could kindly include our Federation name in to you mailing list and send us your publications. and also inform us about your Conference , Seminar, Workshop and training Programs
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