March 22, 2012
-- Peshawar, Pakistan (Feb. 21, 2012) – Students and faculty at Sarhad University in Peshawar, Pakistan organized a Peace and Culture Workshop, which provided a discussion on effective peace programs and methods of promoting peace within different cultures. The students are members of an international non-profit organization based in New York City known as Student World Assembly (SWA).
The guest speakers who attended included several faculty, student and community leaders who debated methods of implementing sustainable peace programs in territories experiencing conflict or violence. Approximately 700 students, faculty, and members of the community attended. The aim of the event was to encourage university students and other Pakistani youth to discuss the most effective messages promoting peace and to determine ways to move that message forward. As part of the presentation, faculty and students also sang songs with peaceful messages and performed relevant cultural skits.
“Our chapter of Student World Assembly took a step towards embracing and moving forward a message of peace, which is very necessary not just in Pakistan, but all over the world,” stated SWA Advocate Shahaab Khatak. He also expressed the importance of extending the discussions of the workshop to youth throughout the region, so that they too could encourage tolerant and peaceful societies within their schools and communities.
Student World Assembly is a non-governmental, nonpartisan organization that encourages the promotion of democratic values and human rights through their 150+ chapters located in 40 countries throughout the world. Through resources, forums and other tools, it aids students in educating themselves on issues affecting humanity and encourages them to take meaningful action. More information can be found at their website: www.studentworldassembly.org.
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The Student World Assembly is a non-governmental, non partisan organization created to represent students globally. Students around the world can exchange views, vote on global issues, and translate these views into meaningful actions with SWA's guidance.