Our Programatic Vision
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What is SAFHR’s programmatic vision?
- It is a regional public forum to generate new ideas and strategies and understand inter linkages of human rights, peace and democracy. SAFHR's regional dialogues have fostered alternative humanitarian perspectives on refugee and minority issues and identified standards and practices for protection of rights.
- Its peace audits seek to develop a framework of accountability of peace processes as assessed from stakeholders in the margins, i.e civil society and women’s groups, minorities, refugees, etc.
- These perspectives animate its Human Rights and Peace Studies Orientation Course and satellite training workshops with human rights and peace activists, researcher/ academics, media practitioners and policy makers.
- SAFHR works with two particular constituencies - women and the media- strengthening their peace and human rights building capacities.
- It works with human rights and peace activists in crisis situations helping in understanding, capacity building, networking and better strategizing. SAFHR has fostered civil society activism for a democratic peace in India's North-east and Kashmir, Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts and Nepal.
SAFHR has pioneered innovative strategies like Trans border people to people 'political' dialogues, supporting initiatives like the Pakistan India Peoples' Forum for Peace and Democracy.
SAFHR’s programmes are structured around regional dialogues, peace audits, Human Rights Peace Studies Courses, training workshops, publications and advocacy campaigns.
SAFHR works through a network of 40 partners and associates comprising civil society organisations committed to promoting human rights and peace.