Name of the organization:
Health and Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan
Description of Organization
Health and Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan is a youth-led, non-profit, non-religious, non-political and non-governmental organization of Pakistan. The cornerstone of their work is the empowerment of young people as agents of change for a developed, prosperous and peaceful society. The organization initiated many awareness raising campaigns and projects on issues such as human rights, interfaith and sectarian harmony, peace and education. Together with national and international partners, they work towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Pakistan.
As reported by the organization, Balochistan remains a province of Pakistan facing challenges posed by violent extremist groups. A trend of ethnic and religious minorities being attacked by radicalized youth misguided by negative propaganda and hate speech, has been observed and led HARD Balochistan to create the Stitch the Split of Peace project.
Proposed Project and Expected Results:
In this context, HARD Balochistan will work with young people on preventing the escalation of violent attacks and the spread of hatred towards ethnic and religious minorities. By building capacities and skills of youth from different religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, they will enable them to promote social cohesion, intercultural diversity, interreligious cooperation, friendship and respect for humanity to ensure an inclusive and peaceful society for all.
The project will engage and deploy a cohort of 100 youth leaders to advocate for minority rights and foster a culture of peace. After completing a series of trainings and workshops, they will organize a series of dialogue sessions and consultations with fellow youth and the wider community. They will work closely with local schools, colleges, and universities to engage youth in intercultural and interfaith dialogues through sport and theater. The project will culminate in a one-day Youth Peace Festival to celebrate diversity, cultural and religious pluralism and friendships.
Project Coordinator: Ziaullah
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