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Koshish is an organisation striving to support and give voice to marginalised children and young people in Kashmir. Youth and Children have been emotionally, psychologically and physically affected by the ongoing turmoil in the region which in turn have given ways to many social problems like lack of education, child labour and drug abuse and which have not been addressed by the government. Koshish works in partnership with NGOs, activists and policy makers to undertake research, design projects, raise awareness and organise training on these issues. Koshish is currently focusing on Human security, protection and equality education issues of children who are more vulnerable in conflict areas.
Koshish in Peacebuilding
The Peace Gong, an online newsletter focused on peacebuilding and social change. The project, supported by the Media and Literacy Initiative of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation, is managed and edited by young students from conflict zones in India, Jammu and Kashmir. The Peace Gong is a platform where young people can share their concerns, ideas and experiences in a creative way. Each issue is thematic, but always focused on peacebuilding. The students are also invited to suggest solutions and new approaches to the problems they write about. The Peace Gong group collaborates with UN volunteers. They work together in inter-regional activities such as art projects, theater performances and seminars promoting mutual understanding, solidarity and friendship between young people of different areas.
Last updated: October 2013