A Step towards Peace Initiative (India)

“Pashmina weaving helped to meet my educational needs and I am still pursuing my Master’s degree in English” shared Aneesa. Speaking on how she joined the youth group she reminisces, “I used to notice the activities of women and the youth group formed by IGSSS in my village and in the adjacent villages; initially, I felt it was a futile activity and was not really interested in joining them. But one day, I happened to attend a peace education workshop organized by IGSSS under its P-LEAPS project which was held at Singpora. I listened to the resource person at the event keenly, acquainting us with concepts of peace building and how we can engage with different stakeholder to reduce conflicts in our respective areas. He also spoke on the need of building peace in conflict ridden Kashmir” added Aneesa. “It is there, I realized that I am missing something; the knowledge by which I can contribute towards the peace building initiatives”.

Participants of the "Advanced Use of Multimedia in Peace Education," Kigali, Nov. 2015 - Photo by Rose Twagiramariya.

Teachers Learn About IWitness at Rwanda Peace Education Training

(Original article: USC Shoah Foundation, Nov. 24, 2015) Forty educators in Rwanda attended workshops on using IWitness in peace education in Kigali this month, with another workshop scheduled for later this week. The workshops, titled “Advanced Use of Multimedia in Peace Education,” were held at the University of Rwanda’s College of Education in Kigali Nov. […]