3RD PARTICIPATORY COURSE ON PEACE AND TOLERANCE (PCPT

Introduction:
3rd Participatory Course on Peace and Tolerance was held at Dar-ul-Mussarat Training Institute- Lahore on October 20-29, 2016 with32 participants from Sindh, Punjab, KPK, Baluchistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA. The group consisted of male, and female, from different religious groups- Muslims, Christians, and Hindus. 

 

Participatory Course on Peace and Tolerance has been designed to strengthen concepts of non-violence, religious tolerance and respect of diversity including religious diversity in a multi-religious society for a peaceful co-existence, expose the participants to history of Non-violent movements and International Standardsfor peace and conflicts resolution, promote volunteerism among youth and skill development to promote non-violence, religious tolerance and respect of diversity in the society through peaceful ways and means.

PCPT  is  designed  for  human  rights   defenders  and  educators  working  with  Non-Governmental Organizations  (NGOs),  Community  Based  Organizations  (CBOs),  and  the  students  of  the  Social Science  Departments  (Sociology,  Political  Science,  Gender  Studies,  International  Relations,  Mass Communications etc.),the officials of different state  institutions, media and other civil society groups.

 

 

COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK OF THE PARTICIPANTS

 

 

COURSE CONTENT

Content/ Activity

Facilitator/Resource Person

Personal Reflection

  • Concepts of Human Rights

 

  • Principles of Human Rights 
  • Equality/ Equity 
  • Non-discrimination
  • Respect of diversity

 

Samson Salamat

Methodologies

  • Personal Reflection
  • Individual Sharing
  • Group work and sharing
  • Brain Storming
  • PowerPoint Presentation

International Standards and UN Mechanism for Peace and conflicts resolution

  • Introduction to international Human Rights Standards
  • Human Rights Mechanisms

 

  • Interventions at the International Human Rights System

Samson Salamat

Methodologies

  • Personal Reflection
  • Individual Sharing
  • Group work and sharing
  • Brain Storming
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  •  

Importance of the respect of Diversity in a multi-religious society

  • Overview of Diversity in the Pakistani Society  & the world
  • Input & Film Screening

 

Samson Salamat

Introduction to the Philosophy of Non-violence

Important elements for a non-violent social movements

History of Non-violent movements

  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • Sub-continent History
  • Pakistan History

 

Dr. Khalid Zaheer

Concept of Equality, Non-Discrimination, Respect of Diversity

  • Teachings of different Religions
  • Teachings of Islam & philosophy of non-violence

 

Dr. Khalid Zaheer

Pluralism and unity in Diversity
- Theory
- Historical perspective
- Practices around the globe
- Deficits to Diversity in Pakistan 

Jami Chandio

Review of the History of Pakistan

- overview of distortions
- raising of religious extremism & intolerance in Pakistani society

Jami  Chandio

Role of Philosophy in Strengthening Pluralism

Sahar Gul

Ideological paradigms conveyed through Media

Sahar Gul

Faith Based Discrimination & Violence in Pakistan
- Historical Overview
- Contributing Factors                                                                                           
- Effects on National, Regional and Global Peace
- Response of the state, civil society, media in curbing faith based discrimination and violence
- National Action Plan and its implementation and what more needs to be done for the reversal of the current situation

Irfan Mufti

Basic introduction to creative Report Writing

  • Different ways to document activity reports
  • Different ways to document HR violations
  • Tips for effective report writing

Preparation of Exposure visits

 

Samson Salamat

  • Group work
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Question & Answer

Exposure visits to assess religious diversity & challenges

  • Shia Community and Imam Bargah
  • Sikh Community and Gurdwarah
  • Hindu Community and Temple
  • Christian Community and Church 

 

 

Adoo Ram
Samuel Pyara
Naveed Raphael
Aroon  Kumar
Fazil Bhatti

Lobbying meeting with Government Departments
Human Rights & Minorities Affairs Department
Human Rights Directorate

Feedback on the exposure visits and lobbying meetings

 

Komal Patras

 

Protest against the attack on Police Academy in Quetta

 

 Punjab Assembly

Development of Individual Plan

  • Overall Evaluation and Experience sharing
  • Activity Plan
  • Budget Preparation
  • Sharing with larger group
  • Individual Sharing
  • Questionnaire

Samson Salamat

Facilitators:

  • Mr. Samson Salamat, Director Centre for Human Rights Education- Pakistan
  • Mr. Jami Chandio, Executive Director, CPCS- Hyderabad
  • Dr. Khalid Zaheer, Processor of Islamic Studies
  • Ms. Sahar Gul, Director Shaheed Bibi Benazir Butto Chair- Karachi
  • Mr. Irfan Mufti, Deputy Director, SAP- Pakistan

Resource Persons/ Speakers:

  • Mr. Shahzad Munshi MPA (PML-N)
  • Pir Shafqat Rasool (Religious Scholar)
  • Pandit Bhagat Lal (Hindu Religious Leader)
  • Pastor Emmanuel Khokhar (Christian Religious Leader)

 

Profile of the Participants of 3rdParticipatory Course on PeaceandTolerance (PCPT)

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Name

Organization

District

1

Sabir Ali

Charsadwaalkhalaq

Charsada

2

Khursheed khan

Advocate

Peshawar

3

Mazhar Iqbal

Naway Sahar

Deer

4

Kashif Naseem

KP Bar

Peshawar

5

Yaqoob Shah

KP Bar

Khyber agency

6

Shah Fahad

INP. Independent News Pakistan

Quetta

7

Esther Tahir

Student

Quetta

8

Muhammad Rameez Raja

Charsadwaalkhalaq

Charsada

9

Kanaya Mohan Lal

Save the Lives Foundation Sindh

Umar Kot

10

Waqar Ahmad

journalist

Swat

11

Ihsan Ali

Pitaryan Human Rights organization

Karachi

12

Sunil Kumar

Voice of Peace

Karachi

13

Mashra Binte Ghazi

Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Chair

Karachi

14

Aadarsh Fateh

Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Chair

Karachi

15

Love Kumar

Student

Tharparkar Mithi

16

Farman Ali

Literate Masses

swat

17

Taqdees Zahoor

student

Rawalpindi

18

Shahzad Bajeer

Civil Society Support Program

Hyderabad

19

Iqra Amjad Baig

National Youth Organization Pakistan

Lahore

20

 

Khaleel ul Rehman

Shah Faisal social welfare society Organization

Larkana

21

Tallat Jamshed

Shah Faisal social welfare society Organization

Larkana

22

Roheena Ali Shah

Quaid e Azam University

Skardu

23

M. Talha

Care and Respect

Peshawar

24

Haq Nawaz Buriro

Shadow Foundation Ghotki

Deharki

25

Shazia Batool Hazara

Women for Women Initiator

Quetta

26

Sarwech Dahri

PYO

Hyderabad

27

Ali Nawaz Soomro

Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur

Khairpur

28

Saira Tanweer

Student

Lahore

29

Boota Imtiaz

Social worker

Hyderabad

30

Shumaila Nathaniel

Student

Khanewal

31

Vikram Manzoor

Punjab university

Lahore

32

Rosy Deewan

Human Welfare Organization

Sargodha