Peace Education and Development (PEAD) Foundation is a non-profit training and advocacy organization. It was founded in 2002, with a commitment to work for promotion of peace, non-violence, democracy and good governance. Since 2003, PEAD in collaboration with several partner organizations has been conducting training workshops for various stakeholders; teachers, students, civil- servants, police officers, religious clerics, media representatives and other civil-society representatives, on issues such as peace & conflict management, civic education, democracy, good governance, peace building and human rights education.
This initiative grew out of the realization that the enormity of socio-economic problems, abuse of human rights, violence, ignorance and illiteracy breed a culture where people manifest violent social attitudes and behaviors. Such a situation requires a reinforcement of efforts already underway at the government and non-government levels to help promote and develop peace, social harmony and a sense of mutual coexistence.
PEAD essentially develops and implements programs for all segments of the Pakistani society with a view to replace violent attitudes and reactions with cautious and calculated responses to different conflict situations. Youth are given particular importance in PEAD’s programs and they are generally targeted in the educational institutions and in social cluster groups. They are also contacted at many other available forums according to the need and type of the program. All available instruments, tools and forums from individual to group advocacies to using the power of media, are put to an optimal utilization to educate the target communities. PEAD Foundation has directly trained more than 25,000 students between 2002 and 2009.
We aim at promoting skills of peacemaking and peaceful conflict resolution through interactive trainings utilizing educational material and interactive forums to make nonviolent conflict resolution a reality.
A peaceful, democratic and sustainable Pakistan
To educate and empower people by promoting active and responsible citizenship, peace and democracy.
PEAD’s core thematic focus areas are:
1. Peace building
2. Gender mainstreaming
3. Youth Empowerment
4. De radicalization