The Malaviya Centre for Peace Research (MCPR)


The Malaviya Centre for Peace Research (MCPR) was established in 1997 as an interdisciplinary centre of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Banaras Hindu University - one of the largest and most prestigious university systems in India.

IMADR (Japan)

Founded in 1988 by members of the Buraku community in Japan, IMADR (International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism) is an international human rights NGO devoted to eliminating racism and discrimination toward minorities. It mainly focuses on building a global network of concerned individuals and minority groups with regional committees and partners in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America.

The NGO pursues three objectives:

Alternatives in Indonesia

Alternatives in Indonesia

Alternatives has launched the projects “Supporting Peace in Papua” and “Strengthening Peace in Sulawesi” in conjunction with CIDA. These two initiatives aim to end the conflicts in Eastern Indonesia. Following a series of missions in Indonesia between 1999 and 2001, Alternatives began working with CIDA to create economic opportunities for indigenous groups, improve dialogue on autonomy and strengthen the power of civil society.

Confederation of Voluntary Associations (COVA)-India


COVA (Confederation of Voluntary Associations) is a national network of voluntary organizations in India dedicated to the issues of social harmony, peace and justice. The prime focus of COVA is on citizenship rights.

Deccan Development Society (DDS)-India


The Deccan Development Society (DDS) is a two-decade old grassroots organisation working in about 75 villages with women's Sanghams (voluntary village level associations of the poor) in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh. The 5000 women members of the Society represent the poorest of the poor in their village communities. Most of them are dalits, the lowest group in the Indian social hierarchy.

YUVA (India)


The need to institute a centre emerged from YUVA’s own analysis of the environment and its changing context, especially with liberalization, privatization and globalization. To deepen democracy, it is imperative that the state, market and civil society interact with each other in a responsible, accountable and mature manner. Democracy truly gets “deepened”, when it gets imbibed into the attitudes, norms, culture, behaviour and relationships of every individual and group.

Sabrang Communications (India)

human rights

Sabrang Communications ("sabrang" means "all colours") was started in 1993 to provide information, analyse and expose the machinations of communal politics in India, on the subcontinent and abroad and to publicise the attempt of secular individuals, groups and organisations engaged in fighting them. They stand for equal respect to all religions but are opposed to the cynical manipulation of faith in the pursuit of power. Therefore they are opposed to both majority and minority communalism.

The Other Media (TOM)-India

The Other Media was set up in 1992 to provide a broad-based platform in support of struggle-based people''''s movements in the sub-continent and issue-based campaigns at national and regional levels. The organisation’s fundamental objective is to promote values and principles such as peace, democracy, secularism, and economic, environmental and gender justice.
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