For Malala Yousafzai
at fourteen she has
so much to live for
but surely not
a bullet in her head
to show the cowardice
of those who can not
stand up and face
a girl of fourteen
because her stand
in their face
makes them afraid
of an idea that she represents
and which may
cast doubts among
the professed guardians
of a religion to which…Continue
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Abdul was just 20 years old when he drove his father to the medical clinic one day for an exam. He dropped his father off, then left to run a few errands, saying nonchalantly that he would be back by the time the tests were done. But..he never showed up at the clinic. It was as if he had disappeared into thin air. His family agonized over what had happened to the young man, who – as the oldest son -- had worked as a laborer to support his parents and siblings in the wake of his father’s…Continue
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“I will never forget what the American soldiers did to my country, my tribe and my family. They violated our national sovereignty and our Islamic laws. They killed my son and my younger brother. They destroyed my home. If I see the soldiers who are responsible for this – if I have the opportunity -- I will kill them.” (translated from Pashto)
These are the chilling words of Kareem Khan, a Pakistani journalist from a tribe in Northern Waziristan, whose compound was destroyed by a…Continue
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My friends and family have gradually gotten used to the fact that the fight for Palestinian rights is my passion; they may not understand it totally, but they accept and even embrace it. A few have even occasionally asked me why I don’t just move to the Gaza Strip, where I have increasingly returned since 2009. (The answer, in part: I also want to be a part of my daughters’ lives.)
But when I announced that I am joining a CodePink …
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Are you a budding filmmaker, or simply somebody who is passionate about bringing about positive change in the world? Then why not enter the Encompass Trust “Superheroes for Peace” competition?!
Here at Encompass we believe that it is the little things that we do in life that make the difference. Whether it’s giving someone a smile or helping a neighbour with their shopping, it’s the little acts that make us all heroes in the global battle to bring world peace!…
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In my last blog I discussed the tragic murder of Farida Afridi in Pakistan.
We are currently trying to make contact with Imran Khan's office at Tehreek-e-Insaf in Pakistan - to see if they will make a statement about the murder of Faridi
We have sent them emails but have had no response.
If you have any direct contact and can assist us please let me know
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On Friday 6th July, we learnt that Farida Afridi, co-founder of SAWERA, Safeworld Field Partner in…Continue
Following protracted negotiations, the Pakistani government appears close to reaching an agreement on the resumption of NATO supply lines…Continue
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Prominent historian and philosopher Noam Chomsky and a dozen other leading authors and activists have appealed for the immediate release of five political prisoners who have languished behind the bars in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region for raising the voice of victims of climate change.
Noam Chomsky and other 12 major personalities of academia, politics, activism and journalism have called on the Government of Pakistan to drop the charge it has manufactured against a…
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A new project aims to counter ‘violent extremism’ by connecting former self-identified extremists with ‘at risk’ youths.
Self-identified former “extremists” and survivors have formed a social network aimed at helping young people avoid political violence and gang culture. The Against Violent Extremism network believes that radicalization is less of a religious and ideological issue…Continue
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Why the nonprofit sector — as we have already seen in Hamilton — is in danger?
Jahan Zeb , Tue May 01 2012 - This article is published in the Hamilton Spectator Canada- both in print and online version.
Slow-to-respond boards must look at new policies, new governance models
The continued economic downturn and cuts in funding and services by all the three levels of government have put the nonprofit sector in a difficult situation.
The sector is…Continue
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Jahan Zeb comments on the enduring contribution of historical figure Bacha Khan to transforming conflict through nonviolence in Afghanistan, Pakistan and…Continue
Hindi and Urdu is one language when spoken but written in two different scripts hence it is the only major language of the world with this characteristic, says Pakistani artist Syed Mohammad Anwar, a lawyer by profession. He has highlighted this aspect of the language through his calligraphic work, first of its kind, saying it can be used together with other…Continue
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