Name of organization:
Description of organization:
SRADHA was established in 2004 with the aim of empowering youth to build peace through dialogue, community engagement and creative pursuits. The organization undertakes youth-led activities on the rights of young people, and strengthens the capacity of youth in peacebuilding, leadership and youth advocacy. It also focuses on conflict transformation through creative pursuits like filmmaking, music and dance to engage young people with their rights.
The common border between India, Bhutan and Nepal has faced incidents of violence, insurgent activities and extremism. Caste, tribalism, feudalism and a strict social hierarchy has exacerbated divisions, with youth often being recruited by insurgents. SRADHA aims to instead engage young people as change agents and ambassadors of peace. Capacity building, community awareness, education and engagement of youths through filming their stories will be a medium to creatively express and communicate the youth ideas to a wider segment of the society.
Proposed project and expected results:
“Together for Peace – through filming their stories” aims to engage youth in learning creative skills like filmmaking and story sharing on the themes of pluralism, tolerance, conflict transformation, violence mitigation, peace building, in order to further engage other youth to understand, analyze, address and mitigate violence through peaceful and creative means in India, Nepal and Bhutan. By the end of the project, SRADHA expects to:
- Build the capacity of 1,000 youth from India, Nepal and Bhutan to be engaged in creative filmmaking and storytelling on peacebuilding themes, and be equipped to understand, analyze and mitigate violence.
- Integrate 120 young filmmakers and storytellers through 3 film and storytelling clubs across India, Nepal and Bhutan and engage with vulnerable youths of communities to promote peace.
- Deliver recommendations on practices through community presentations, mainstream and non-mainstream media for the reach of policymakers, NGOs, media and citizen groups to advocate and foster inclusiveness and diversities.
Project coordinator: Saurav Dash
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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