Farhat Asif - A Woman at Fore Front of Peace Building
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Farhat Asif - A Woman at Fore Front of Peace Building


Farhat Asif - A Woman at Fore Front of Peace Building

Published on :29 Sep,2017 By :- Arjunveer Singh

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Even as women continue to bear the brunt of war, there is increased recognition of their pivotal role as peace builders. Farhat Asif of Pakistan side of Kashmir is one such example. She uses Diplomacy and networking as a tool for reconciliation and Crafting Peace in South Asia.

As Pakistani women born in Kashmir, Farhat Asif has lived her entire life in this region affected by conflict. The conflict has heavily influenced her life and work and inspired her to establish the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies whose foundation stone has been laid down by Father of Peace Studies Prof. Dr. Johan Galtung, first in the history of Pakistan.www.ipd.org.pk Aside from academic research and training, Asif focuses on playing a leading role in developing a multi-sectoral approach to further the WPS agenda as stated in the UN1325.

 Through her efforts, she established Center for Women Peace and Security Pakistan, foundation stone laid down by Mrs.Tawakkol Abdel Salam Karman, Noble Peace Laureate(2011) during her historic visit to Pakistan. 

She is projecting Pakistan’s peaceful image through Pakistan's premier opinion based multilingual publication The Diplomatic Insight-publishing since 2008 with the thematic objective of Peace Through Informed Dialogue. www.thediplomaticinsight.com  Farhat has also established Pakistan-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Friendship Forum to inspire communities of the region for the promotion of Sustainable Development Goals where youth and women play a significant role.

 She has also initiated Pakistan's first multilingual News Agency Global News Pakistan. With meager and minimal resources, historic initiatives have been taken by Farhat for promoting the aims and objectives of Peace, Development and Peaceful image of Pakistan in the entire world. Farhat is currently pursuing PhD from School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-I-Azam Univerity, Islamabad with special research foucs on Public Diplomacy. 

She is working hard to script chapter of Peace in region by using several means like social medium to widen and broaden constituency.  What perturb s her more is hostile relation between India and Pakistan.  Through her writings and presentation she has always tried to highlight road map of way forward for both nations. She feels that strengthening bond between two neighbors will go long way in creating atmosphere of peace in South Asia and ushering era of development in the region.

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