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Promoting narratives of diversity, Inclusion, and peace among youth

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) organized a consultation on “Promoting Narratives of Diversity, Inclusion, and Peace among Youth” on 13 June 2022 in Islamabad. The objective of the consultation was to discuss the key factors behind failure of universities in educating the youth about democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism; to identify key drivers of religious radicalism on campuses; and to critically examine legislative efforts for youths’ development. Lawmakers, academics, religious scholars, students, journalists, human rights activists, and representatives of civil society participated in the consultation where they asked the government to build youth-centric policies. Majority of the experts also called for revival of student unions, with certain regulations, in the educational institutions of the country to discourage religious and ethnic radicalism on campuses.