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04 Feb 2016 description
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February 3 2016: Zahid Shahab Ahmed, Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent for Pakistan, interviews an experienced peace educator in Pakistan to discover what it takes to implement a successful peace education programme in the country.

22 Sep 2015 description
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September 21 2015: Increased military activity across the line of control is causing families to flee in India and Pakistan. Zafar Iqbal reports.

Tensions have escalated recently between India and Pakistan in the backdrop of an increased military activity on the Line of Control in Kashmir, with a reported surge of gunfire and mortar shelling. Besides a number of casualties of soldiers, above 100 civilians have been reported as dead, many more are being treated in hospitals.

Blame game

12 Aug 2015 description
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Ameya Kilara examines the factors of the enduring trade between the Indian and Pakistani administered parts of Kashmir, despite political obstacles and feeble peace process.

It was a day of tremendous hope in Kashmir when, in 2008, trucks laden with goods crossed Aman Setu (‘Peace Bridge’) for the first time in 60 years of conflict. The governments of India and Pakistan had agreed to open two routes across the Line of Control (LoC) for trade between the Indian and Pakistani administered parts of Kashmir.

03 Feb 2015 description
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February 2 2015: A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features articles on local conflict resolution in Yemen, aid accountability in Haiti, and more.

30 Jun 2014 description
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June 27 2014: The 740km line of control dividing Indian and Pakistani administered Kashmir has been labelled ‘Asia’s Berlin wall’. Ashima Kaul, Insight on Conflict's Local Correspondent for Kashmir, looks at the Impact the border has on communities.

16 Jun 2014 description
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June 16 2014: Targeted killings of Shias Pakistan is fuelling growing mistrust between Shias and state institutions. Jaffer Abbas Mirza looks at what this means for the future of Pakistan.

08 May 2014 description
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Executive summary

This year we complete our first decade as a charity. In that time, our peacebuilders, staff and supporters have together created a unique platform for peacebuilding led by local people. We look forward to taking that work and that vital message into the next ten years.

12 Sep 2013 description
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September 13 2013: As the Kashmir peace process falters, cross-border skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani forces are becoming more frequent, and innocent people are being caught in the crossfire. Local peacebuilders are demanding this change and the peace process be bought back on track.