Umakunda: Field Research Report

In May 2017 Peace Perspectives visited several villages in Umakunda in Ramechhap District, Nepal and asked what peace means to them. The initial phase of field research is the collection, documentation, and analysis of these definitions of peace. The themes from the interviews range from family to community and basic services to government assistance. The interviewsContinue reading “Umakunda: Field Research Report”

Umakunda residents share their peace perspectives

When was the last time we asked everyday people what peace means to them? We, at Peace Perspectives, aspire to learn from local communities instead of imposing top-down, locally insensitive perspectives. Encouraging bottom-up and grassroots-level initiatives promotes lasting and more sustainable peace projects. Help us work alongside them via http://www.gofundme.com/booksforpeace Listen to the voices ofContinue reading “Umakunda residents share their peace perspectives”

Launch and Charity Event Successfully Held

On May 6, 2017, we held a charity event to officially launch Peace Perspectives. Around a hundred people attended our event and shared their definition of peace. We exhibited photos depicting peace and watched performances by Upendra & Friends and Mohit & Friends. Aside from our working committee, we also had peace volunteers who helpedContinue reading “Launch and Charity Event Successfully Held”

Peace Perspective of Narayan Mahat, Nepal

Field Report by Riyaz Karki Kapilvastu, Nepal Narayan Mahat is originally from Arghakhanchi District but now resides at Gorusinghey, Kapilvastu. He served the Indian army for more than 20 years until his retirement last year. He now drives a e-rickshaw for a living. His rickshaw is a sustainable and affordable form of transportation benefitting local peopleContinue reading “Peace Perspective of Narayan Mahat, Nepal”