November 2019 marks 7 years of association with the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, as their India partners. A chance encounter at a conference in Doha leading to a partnership that has led to one of the most relevant and important projects we have undertaken at PeaceWorks. cccc2019 has also been particularly special. This year we…
The Idea of the Indian Constitution II
In July 2019, Romila Thapar opened the first chapter of The Idea of the Indian Constitution in Calcutta with the question: When does a constitution become a requirement? Now, The Idea of the Indian Constitution II travels to Pune with fresh insights and new voices.Read more here
Anne Frank: A History for Today
A project that challenges participants to think about concepts of tolerance, learning to live with difference, human rights and democracy through an international travelling exhibition, workshops and educational activities that encourage critical thinking.Anne Frank-A History for Today
Dialogue for Peace
Through workshops that involve the use of the arts Dialogue for Peace – The Kashmir Project aims to address the need to bridge the divide between young people across socio political barriers—encouraging them to question mindsets and work towards strengthening inter community ties.Dialogue for Peace
PeaceWorks. Everyday resistance that will eventually make us good human beings.
PeaceWorks. Yes. Certainly more than, say, war, conflict, violence, destruction. Think about it. See the world around you. On your TV and your laptop and your mobile. The more the news hits you, the more numb and disinterested you get. After all, you say, how much can you take? At Seagull, we decided to do something about it. We chose the arts as our ‘tool’ of communication. The core idea being: hey, we need to live with difference and allow it the same space to breathe that we, us, ourselves demand. That’s it.
Share Stories Open Minds
Storytelling is one of humanity's oldest art forms and an enduring educational method. Stories can spark social change. Since ancient times ideas and values embedded in stories have educated, inspired and motivated listeners—and this is exactly what our volunteers do for the Nabadisha children.
After 8 years of reaching out to over 2000 children and helping them better negotiate the differences rooted in our society, we now wish to restructure the project into a year long internship programme.
If you have a passion for telling stories and have 2–4 hours to spare every week, call us today at 24556942/43 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
This was a brief class which was held pretty soon after the previous one, so we just picked up from where we left off, and the students caught on very fast. We had asked the students to discuss everything they learnt with at least one other classmate who was not taking this course, and…
The Manorama rape case, the Mothers of Manipur protest, Sabitri Heisnam’s rendering of Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi, the implementation of the Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act in Manipur less than a decade after its independence from British colonialism, an alarmingly high rate of fake encounters. This sentence covers more or less the extent of my limited awareness of…
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