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Pakistan: Calling for a Secular State

Monday 18 December 2017, by siawi3

Source: http://peaceandsecularstudies.org/?p=14764

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Calling for Nominations of Peace Activists

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July 27, 2017

In commemoration of International Peace Day on 21st September, 2017, the Institute for Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS) is seeking nominations to honor those who have rendered great services to the nation by promoting peace and harmony. Where the world sees Pakistan as a country engulfed in terrorist and extremist violence, there are many here whose exemplary courage and determination for promoting values of peace and pluralism must be showcased and acknowledged. IPSS, in furthering its efforts for peacebuilding, constructive speech and tolerance in society, is accepting nominations of individuals working as educationists, journalists, charity workers, human rights and peace activists, film and documentary producers, artists, social leaders, security personnel, government officials and all others who have worked in their capacity to maintain harmony in our society.

Eligibility criteria:

1. The nominated individuals must exhibit at least 2 years of peace related work in Pakistan.
2. The nominees must be Pakistani residents.
3. Nominations submitted by both organizations and individuals will be considered.
Deadline: All nominations should be delivered by 14th August, 2017 through the online form provided in the link below.

The objectives of Institute for Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS) are focused on the people’s agenda. Peace is achievable only if all citizens irrespective of their religion, gender and ethnicity are equal in the eyes and functioning of the State. We consider poverty, inequality, illiteracy, intolerance and greed as the main reasons behind war, terrorism and extremism. Thus equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for all citizens are the only guarantee for a peaceful society, which is not possible without a Secular State.