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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The 2019 edition of the Public Peace Prize is officially launched!

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For the sixth consecutive year, the Public Peace Prize is receiving nominations of peacemakers and their initiatives for reconciliation, non-violence, justice, solidarity and peace, at a local, national or international level.

The Public Peace Prize (PPP) is the only distinction for world peace for which candidates are proposed nominated and supported by ordinary citizens of the world. It is the public’s mission to identify and find any person or initiative deserving to emerge from anonymity through their commitment for peace.

The PPP does not offer any financial reward, but since 2014, it has made a significant contribution to making 57 finalists and 38 laureates known around the world, thanks to public support on social media.

Inspiration for the Public Peace Prize comes from the deepest desire to offer a way to make peacemakers visible: an equal number of men and women, groups and communities who have worked anonymously during most of their existence to create conditions for peace and social justice, often at great personal risk.

For the second year, this prize’s collective and community vocation takes precedence over the competitive aspect.

The nomination period – when it will be possible to submit a complete candidacy file, including the formation of a support team – will last until July 31.

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To see this year’s calendar and the details of how to nominate a person or initiative, go to: https://publicpeaceprize.org/propose-an-initiative-or-a-person/

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Unveiling of the winners of the Public Prize for Peace, 2018 edition

December 10, 2018

This much desired moment of individuals and communities in search of hope and peace has finally arrived!

The public this year presented a total of 19 candidates from 10 countries: four candidates from India, three from Pakistan, three from Colombia, and other candidates from Argentina, Cameroon, , Mexico, Peru, Sierra Leona, Trinidad and Tobago, United States. Once again, the origin of the candidates is different, as are the different ways that people find to express their deepest desire to live in peace.

The Public Peace Prize (PPP) is awarded to 11 finalists who have fulfilled all the conditions to become laureates. The PPP recognizes all of their efforts and their undeniable contribution to peace in their countries.

What’s new in the 2018 edition?

This 5th edition of the PPP has innovated by developing a more collaborative than competitive approach. Finalists’ support teams were invited to support and publicize all the finalists from any country, not just the nominally nominated candidate. The visibility given to each winner depends entirely on the sum total of the various forms of support that the public has given them during the period determined after the launch of each finalist.

2018 Laureates who transform their community

The PPP congratulates and notes the enthusiasm, courage, perseverance, dedication and determination of men and women, human rights defenders, environmentalists, artists committed to peace, media initiatives such as community radio, newspaper or the virtual platform.

The PPP congratulates and recognizes the laureates as artisans and peacemakers who carry out their work to respond to various issues in a context of war or armed conflict, political violence, poverty, economic marginalization, social exclusion. They focus their actions on groups of women and children who are victims of violence, physically disabled, vulnerable groups, marginalized and excluded, so that they can access a dignified life, in tolerance, compassion, solidarity, mutual aid and social inclusion. These artisans and peacemakers work to promote education, non-violence and the rights of women and children beyond social and cultural prejudices. They are also aimed at resolving conflicts, building peace and making cities safer and protecting the environment.

The PPP also congratulates them because they have succeeded in developing particular approaches that integrate justice, economics, culture and technology in one way or another to meet the challenges of today’s societies. They bring with them a world of tolerance and harmony that builds relationships between men and women on gender equality, respect, non-violence and non-discrimination. Finally, these solidarity and collective initiatives become lighthouses that mobilize hope and build the future in a culture of peace.

The mission of the Public Prize for Peace

The PPP honors and celebrates the work of an individual or initiative that has profoundly contributed to the culture of peace. It does not grant the winners any monetary compensation but the will to make them better recognized on a planetary scale, through the social networks. In addition, a plaque in the image of the representation on the web will be given in memory of this distinction.

The PPP would like to thank everyone who participated in this edition for their openness to the new approach that is more collaborative than competitive. PPP is pleased to offer visibility to all peace initiatives, whether known or not. The only objective of this prize is to make known a maximum of initiatives and artisans of peace to the general public, and this beyond any form of competition!

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The Public Peace Prize team is constantly looking for correspondents in various countries, artists, musicians, volunteers for writing, translation and communications among others, to contribute to the process of recognition of initiatives and craftsmen of peace in the world!

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List of Laureates

Maria del Carmen Fuentes Quesada

Artisan of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction granted for dedicate her life to the poor so they may live in dignity, tolerance, compassion, solidarity, assistance and social inclusion. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in her language that Public Peace Prize gives her to highlight this honorable distinction:

Maria del Carmen Fuentes Quesada PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/maria-del-carmen-fuentes-quesada/

Lenin Raghuvanshi

Artisan of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for the enthusiasm and courage of a man committed to the human rights of the Dalits and marginalized social groups. Through the NEO-DALITS movement, his enlightened vision contributes hope and builds the future. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in his language that Public Peace Prize gives him to highlight this honorable distinction:

Lenin Raghuvanshi PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/lenin-raghuvanshi/

Dur Khan

Artisan of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for his perseverance. He seeks peace and conflict resolution, and works defending human rights and the environment. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in his language that Public Peace Prize gives him to highlight this honorable distinction:

Dur Khan PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/dur-khan-pakistan/

Inés Palomeque

Artisan of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for her commitment as an educator dedicated to the prevention of violence among children and young people. She has implemented peaceful and inclusive initiatives that contribute to establishing a culture of peace. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in her language that Public Peace Prize gives her to highlight this honorable distinction:

Ines Palomeque PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/ines-palomeque/

Nilanjana Sanyal

Artist for peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for the promotion of peace as fruit of social justice, she has made important contributions to discussions about sustainable and inclusive development for the rural poor, the underprivileged, the physically disabled, and for girls. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in her language that Public Peace Prize gives her to highlight this honorable distinction:

Nilanjana Sanyal PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/nilanjana-sanyal/

David and Renate Jakupca

Artists for peace, Laureates for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for their revolutionary approach, these artists and activists have successfully allied economy and culture with technology to bring about a just peace in harmony with nature. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in their language that Public Peace Prize gives them to highlight this honorable distinction:

David and Renate Jakupca PPP 2018

 

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/david-and-renate-jakupca-2/

SAFECITY

Initiative of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for its virtual platform, it has contributed to making cities safer by promoting equal access to public spaces for all, especially women. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in its language that Public Peace Prize gives it to highlight this honorable distinction:

SAFECITY PPP 2018

 

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/safecity/

PazalaMujer

Initiative of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for their community radio program, these young artisans of peace have shown courageous commitment by broadcasting proposals relative to the building of peace and the right to a violence-free life. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in its language that Public Peace Prize gives it to highlight this honorable distinction:

PazalaMujer PPP 2018

 

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/pazalamujer/

THE EYE Newspaper

Initiative of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for its program for the promotion of democratic tolerance that has made coexistence among different communities possible again, in a country marked by political violence. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in its language that Public Peace Prize gives it to highlight this honorable distinction:

THE EYE Newspaper PPP 2018

 

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/the-eye-newspaper-2018/

INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY

Initiative of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for promoting a worldview defined by tolerance and harmony that creates relationships between men and women based upon gender equality, respect, non-violence and non-discrimination. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in its language that Public Peace Prize gives it to highlight this honorable distinction:

 

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/international-mens-day-2018/

Miraj Bibi

Artisan of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for her devotion and determination, she has relentlessly promoted education for children and women beyond social and cultural discrimination. She has become a symbol of social commitment in service of underprivileged people. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in her language that Public Peace Prize gives her to highlight this honorable distinction:

Miraj Bibi PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/miraj-bibi/

International Men’s Day

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Peace and Social Transformation Initiative

International Men’s Day promotes a way of life, a way of seeing the world that differs from the existing social model, to enable future generations to live better in tolerance, mutual acceptance and harmony between the sexes.

Celebrated annually on November 19 in 80 countries, this Day was founded in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago to better understanding the challenges facing boys and men in a global perspective of non-violence and peace. The themes explored through a wide range of activities are mental health, fatherhood and reduction of gender inequalities. Search for a way of transforming social relations with the participation of peace organizations, women’s movements, politicians and individuals in the community.

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/international-mens-day-2018/

How to support them: https://publicpeaceprize.org/2018-public-peace-prize-finalists/

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SAFECITY

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A virtual initiative that improves the safety for women and girls in urban areas

Safecity is a non-profit organization in the United States under the name Red Dot Foundation Global and in India as the Red Dot Foundation. Founded and led by ElsaMarie D’Silva, this team aims to make cities safer by promoting equal access to public spaces for all. In this way Safecity improves the lives of women, girls, youth and the elderly through awareness, interaction and education.

Safecity encourages victims of sexual harassment (mainly women and girls) to share their stories, to learn that they are not alone as “victims”, to feel able to defend themselves and to confront the aggressor.

These data, which can be anonymous, are grouped in a virtual platform as hot spots on a map showing trends at the local level and allows, among other things, to better understand the “safe” landscape of a region and make the most informed decision when people want to go there.

This information is useful for individuals, local communities and local government to identify the factors behind violent behavior and to work on strategies for finding solutions.

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/safecity/

How to support this: https://publicpeaceprize.org/2018-public-peace-prize-finalists/

Español: https://publicpeaceprize.org/safecity-2/

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The 2nd edition of 24 Hours for World Peace is happening NOW!

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Every hour during the vigil, we will send out a new appeal for peace, sharing and reconciliation. We invite you to respond by delivering your own messages and wishes in the “comments” space at the bottom of the articles on the Public Peace Prize website. http://www.publicpeaceprize.org

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You will also discover the laureates and finalists of the 2015 Public Peace Prize who will be presented, one by one, every 2 hours.  

This event starts tonight, December 31st at midnight UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) in London. To figure out at what time the 24 Hours for World Peace vigil will begin in your time zone, please consult the UTC system: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html  

Meet the Peace Laureates and the Finalists for 2015!

The laureates and finalist for the 2015 Public Peace will be presented every two hours during the 24 Hours for Peace in the World vigil on the PPP website.

The candidate who received the most support in his or her category was proclaimed Public Peace Laureate in that category. The candidates who received sufficient support in a calculated proportion* for their category are recognized as finalists for the Public Peace Prize.

The support for each candidate was evaluated according to a proportional calculation, taking into account the attendance profile, the number and quality of the comments. Activity on the site and other social media was included in the calculations.

Read all the details at: https://publicpeaceprize.org/meet-the-peace-laureates-and-the-finalists/

A message from the 24 Hours for World Peace 2015 Spokesperson

Marie-Marcelle Desmarais, winner of the Public Peace Prize 2014 in the Emerging Peacemaker category will kick off the 2015 edition of 24 Hours for World Peace. Her message reminds us of the importance of encouraging and honoring peacemakers in the world through public recognition like the PPP. Click the link below to read her message on the Public Prize for Peace site: “It is urgent to make known the peacemakers in our world.”

https://publicpeaceprize.org/it-is-urgent-to-make-better-known-the-peacemakers-of-the-world/

Don’t forget to participate!

Let’s start the year 2015 together under the sign of peace by participating in 24 Hours for World Peace! Relay the cards, wishes, and messages through your sites, blogs and social networks!

Three ways to stay updated during the 24 Hours for World Peace vigil:

  • If you’re on Facebook, “Like” our web page – we’ll publish a new message hourly.
  • If you want to receive invitations to participate hourly in your Inbox, sign up on the Public Peace Prize website.
  • If you registered for 24 Hours for World Peace last year, you will receive a newsletter every 4 hours your inbox.

 

Many thanks for your participation,

The team