Rehmat Aziz Khan Chitrali – Pakistan

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The Voice of the Communities without Voice, Pacifist and Defender of Human Rights for all

Rehmat Aziz Chitrali lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, and is a linguist, poet, author, translator, social activist, cultural researcher, human rights activist, volunteer, keyboards developer and Inventor.

As peacemaker he works on countering violent extremism in Pakistan. He spreads the message of peace through his initiative “My language and my poetry for Peace”. He works on the conflict resolution issues between the villagers, mainly between men and women. He is known for his ability to mobilize people and resources for peacebuilding. Rehmat Aziz has wide-ranging experience in advocating for systemic change relating to women and youth’s inclusion in prevention, conflict resolution, peacebuilding and security at a regional level.

Committed to protecting the human rights of young women, girls and children in Pakistan; he is convincing the parents to admit their girls in school for imparting mother language education. Through his initiative “Stop Forced Marriage” he is also fighting against the forced marriage of young girls with aged men. He is also fighting against the physical torture, violence against women and girls in this man dominated society. He is mobilizing women and girls for peacebuilding in their areas.

He is world record holder in the field of linguistics and IT. He is the first person in the world to create software which allows the typing of 40 ‎endangered languages on a single platform. While living in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province during the Taliban regime, Rehmat Aziz created ‎Khowar Wikipedia on the internet and wrote Khowar language articles on topics the Taliban ‎discouraged, namely education, human rights, youth rights, peace, women’s rights, Children rights, fundamental rights, mother language education for boys and girls in primary level and the ‎preservation of regional endangered languages in northern Pakistan and played an active role for mother languages.  In spite of the region’s struggles with remoteness and security tensions, Rehmat Aziz has continued to ‎promote the Khowar language and its development along with the other 69 regional endangered languages of Pakistan. He is well known for his linguistics acumen, integrity, sincerity to the cause of language and culture documentation and dedication to the profession. His literary and linguistic works promoted essential qualities for a progressive society such as gender equality, love and affection, dedication to service, truthfulness, tolerance for each other, peace and inter provincial linguistic harmony.

He has already been awarded many national and international awards, gold medals, recognitions on excellent performance, contribution and dedicated works towards linguistics. He continues to pursue his activities in linguistics and literary works for mother languages and is a source of inspiration for younger generations.

He has participated in the United Nations Youth Forum on behalf of Pakistan. He has worked as voice over artist in the first ever Khowar environmental film namely Markhoor. His voice and art are widely applauded in the Khowar speaking community. He has been justly called “The Linguistic Mastermind” by the Pakistani civil society organization “My Voice Unheard”. Another civil society organization “Bolo Jawan” has also called him “The Preservers of Languages”.

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https://tribune.com.pk/story/791766/tech-talk-typing-in-tongues-now-a-click-away/

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HECHO EN LIBERTAD, MEXICO

 

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Youth Reintegration Initiative in the Context of Crime, Prison and Violence

HECHO EN LIBERTAD (Made in Freedom) was born in Mexico and seeks to strengthen the economic power of youth in the context of prison, crime and violence to provide an economic alternative to social reintegration through participatory methodologies.

This intervention model, HECHO EN LIBERTAD, is an initiative of INSADE AC Interculturalidad Salud y Derechos, a non-profit civil organization that works continuously with people living in contexts of poverty, violence and marginalization for more than 10 years. These include children, adolescents and young people in conflict with the law, in conditional release, in situations of risk and social vulnerability in Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Tlaxcala and Nuevo León.

HECHO IN LIBERTAD was born to answer the concerns of teenagers and their desire to progress. Adolescents entering detention centers are stigmatized as “juvenile offenders” and in most cases they are forced to participate in programs where nothing is done because “they will not change”. When young people leave these centers, reintegration opportunities are minimal. Many of them are inclined to choose an easy path, to return to crime and, consequently, to increase the probability of being in a prison.

In this context, HECHO EN LIBERTAD has begun the phase of entrepreneurial skills and access to financial resources. First, teens propose a possible business model to realize from their reality, and then, they are linked to partners who can grant them credit. Some companies have been interested in contributing to the cause of this association and providing funding.

HECHO IN LIBERTAD has helped more than 2,300 young people and granted about 50 credits. Although this is a relatively new association, it has had a 100% success rate in its 11 years of existence, and none of the youth it has worked with has reoffended. These young people are only looking for opportunities for reintegration into working life and not being stigmatized. This is where the success of this model lies.

HECHO EN LIBERTAD has its own brand, with its own website and Facebook where it sells products that young entrepreneurs do inside and outside these centers. Thanks to the work of the project HECHO IN LIBERTAD, thousands of young people have found a second chance to change their future and build a better country.

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The EYE Newspaper, 2018

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Media Initiative for Education for Non-Violence and Peace

The Eye Newspaper is an initiative for the promotion of democratic tolerance in the communities of Donga Mantung, in the north-west regions of Cameroon. It was created as a response to issues related to the 2013 municipal and legislative elections, where politics had become an instrument of precariousness of peace and destruction.

Through the program set up by this newspaper, many families have been publicly thanked for their efforts to promote tolerance in politics, which has helped rebuild the coexistence of different communities.

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Dur Khan

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Peace activist, Environmentalist and Defender of the Human Rights of All

Dur Khan was born in Pakistan, a former policeman and famous hunter of wild animals. After his retirement he commits his time to working as a volunteer and advocate for the human rights of all, including senior citizens, women and girls.
He is also known as an environmentalist and someone who seeks peace. As president of Zaroowanan Jirga, an association for senior citizens, he works in the resolution of conflicts to counter extremism in their communities. Within his community, he is a voice of wisdom and peace.

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24 hours-days for World Peace

24 days of bravos for peace initiatives!

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The sad events of 2015 have brought to light a familiar observation: acts of violence are greatly over-hyped in the media, especially when compared to initiatives for peace. If violence constantly goes viral, can’t we also make actions for peace contagious?

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