Dialogue Pakistan 2020 Stirs Up the Capital with an Intensive Discourse

Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies, PIPS, organized a one-day event titled Dialogue Pakistan 2020 at Hotel Margala, Islamabad, wherein issues like, and related to, state, society, religion, constitutionalism, future of parliament, regional political landscape, freedom of expression, women rights, and student unions were discussed by eminent scholars and experts. Dignitaries and scholars from all over Pakistan were invited to deliver their talks. The event remained jam-packed and included a total of 10 dialogue sessions that continued throughout the day. In the inaugural session titled The Need for Dialogue in Today’s Pakistan, I. A. Rehman, former chairman Human Rights Association (HRCP), […]

Nominations Open for USIP’s Women Building Peace Award

United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Women Building Peace Award represents the Institute’s commitment to highlighting the vital role of individual women who are working every day in fragile or conflict-affected countries or regions in the pursuit of peace. The award will honor a woman peacebuilder whose substantial and practical contribution to peace is an inspiration and guiding light for future women peacebuilders. The awardee will receive $10,000, to be used at the recipient’s discretion, and be recognized at a ceremony in October 2020 at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. Because this award aims to celebrate the […]

PIPS signs MoU with UN-supported Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, Malta

October 14, 2019 (Islamabad): Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), Islamabad, Pakistan, a leading think-tank on peace and conflict studies in Pakistan, has entered into collaborative agreement with the United Nations-supported Global Council for Tolerance and Peace (GCTP), Malta, for fostering tolerance and peace in the world. President of GCTP, H.E. Dr Ahmed Mohamed Al-Jarwan, and PIPS director Muhammad Amir Rana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 9, 2019 in Malta in that regard on the eve of the first international symposium on “Trends in Higher Education for Tolerance.”  The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace is an […]

“Pakistan Saga Awards 2019” honors personal stories of struggle amid social vulnerabilities

24 August 2019 A colourful “Pakistan Saga Awards 2019” ceremony celebrating some of the best video packages on pluralism, diversity, and rights was held in Islamabad, participated by diplomats, journalists, and scholars participated. The top three awards were bagged by videos narrating stories of courage and bravery of a person living with disability, a transgender, and a religious minority – individuals who are grow up as excluded.   “Pakistan Saga” ( has been an initiative of Pak Institute for Peace Studies, an Islamabad-based think tank, highlighting pluralism, diversity, and harmony. In his introductory remarks, PIPS director Muhammad Amir Rana said that […]

Study Report Launched: “Youth Engagement in Pakistan: Baseline Evaluation and Way Forward”

Pakistan is a young country, where majority of its population are below the age of 30 years. And yet, youth are underrepresented in various initiatives led by state and civil society. These thoughts came at the report launch of “Youth Engagement in Pakistan: Baseline Evaluation and Way Forward”, a study by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), an Islamabad-based think tank. The session was moderated by PIPS senior analyst Safdar Sial. Zeeshan Noel, a civil society worker, said that although majority of the country’s population is of youth, they are not taken seriously in our society. They are disregard as […]

Nominations for Children’s Peace Prize Open

The  International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights, which helps children worldwide. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform to children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights feels that children should be recognized, awarded and motivated in their fierce efforts to improve their own situation and that of the children in their environment and even the world. The prize was launched by KidsRights during the 2005 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the […]