Theatre Festival By IRC In Bahawalpur


IRC in collaboration with Umeed Jawan arranged an interactive theatre performance in Bahawalpur on May 14, 2015. This theatre performance was organized under the “Pur Aman Pakistan” campaign of IRC and Umeed Jawan. 3 theatre groups from South Punjab presented their performances. The Balmiki Theatre group was the first to perform on the discriminatory bevahior faced by the Hindu community ...

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8th Vasakh Documentary Film Festival


  Formed in 2008, Vasakh international documentary film festival provides a platform to aspiring documentary film makers to showcase their work to a larger audience and get exposed to documentary films from around the world. The year 2015 will mark the 8th cycle of the Vasakh film festival which hopes to create a counter narrative against extremism by using film ...

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Umeed Jawan: Play on Youhannabad incident by CDA group


IRC under the Umeed Jawan campaign arranged an interactive theatre performance by the CDA on 30th April 2015 at IRC Lahore. The theme of the play was mob violence and it was based on the Youhanabad incident. The play aimed to raise a voice against mob violence and religious discrimination. It was an effort to promote peace and harmony in ...

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Play on “Tribute to Courageous Women of Pakistan”


IRC under the Umeed Jawan campaign arranged an interactive theatre performance by the Mandwa group, Lahore on 30th April 2015 at IRC Lahore. The play paid tribute to the courageous women of Pakistan. The play recognizes the struggles of those women who have put their lives at stake and stood for women’s equality. The play gives a glimpse of efforts of brave ...

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Umeed Jawan:Play on Peace and Interfaith Harmony


This theatre play is performed by Umeed -e- Sahar group Muzaffargarh on the issue of terrorism and the effects it has on the society. The play opens with a scene from a bomb blast site where an alarming situation has been created. Usually in situations like these the casualties are in huge numbers. The government is asked for assistance and emergency ...

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Umeed Jawan: Play on Counter Violence by BZU Theatre Group


IRC arranged a community performance by the BZU theatre group under the project of Umeed Jawan. The performance was held on 22nd April 2015 at Allah Shafi Chowk. This play stressed on creating peace and harmony amongst all groups of religious affiliation. But unfortunately nowadays there is increased insecurity felt during religious festivities and processions. Another issue touched upon in ...

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Interactive Theatre Play on Insecurity resulting from Terrorism


Due to the recent wave of terrorist activities people have become quite disturbed psychologically. Parents are afraid to send their children to school while people are scared to visit the temples for worship. This play performed by the Lahore female group shows how people are behaving in the wake of a terrorist activity. Mother is telling her daughter to change ...

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Launch of Umeed Jawan Peace Network


Press Release: Lahore: “ If Human Rights Defenders’ space is not protected in any country, the country will not prosper” reiterated Shazia Shaheen, the General Secretary Umeed Jawan peace network while condemning the brutal murder of Human Rights activist Sabeen Mahmud. Umeed Jawan peace network is an amalgamation of various civil society organizations, media, and academicians, which is actively working ...

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