Media Coverage

Rights of the Incarcerated in South Asia, 29 August 2021

IMAGINE! NEIGHBOURS IN PEACE – V, 29 August 2021

Press Statement: Uphold the rights of the incarcerated in South Asia, 30 August 2021

The News, Pakistan‘South Asian jails, chambers of unending torment, not places of reform’
The Daily Star, DhakaRights activists call for reforming prisons in South Asia
Dhaka Tribune, Bangladesh‘Bangladeshi nationals highest in Indian jails’
Times of IndiaRecognise enforced disappearance as a distinct crime: activists, formerly incarcerated persons in South Asia at Sapan virtual session
The Daily StarCorrectional facilities turned into torture chambers
South Asia MonitorRights of the incarcerated: Plight of pre- and under-trial detainees overcrowding prisons in South Asian nations

Women in Sport: Challenges and Wins, 25 July 2021

IMAGINE! NEIGHBOURS IN PEACE – IV, 25 JUly 2021

Press Statement: South Asian female athletes share inspiring stories of grit and determination, 25 July 2021

Dhaka TribuneSpeakers: Promoting women in sports key to fight discrimination 
Times of IndiaWomen must prove themselves in order to get funds, says former Pakistan captain Sana Mir | More sports News 
South Asian ‘playing sisters’ to team up for book project | Amritsar News 
Geo News (English)South Asian women in sport: stories of grit and determination 
Nepali TimesStruggles, successes of South Asian women athletes 
Journeys to DemocracyInspiring stories from sportswomen, and behind the scenes with Sapan 
Money ControlWomen athletes from South Asia come together to share challenges and wins
eSheWinning Despite the Odds: South Asian Women Athletes Show the Way
South Asia MonitorSouth Asia’s women athletes displayed grit and determination to overcome discrimination, bullying and neglect
Kashmir Times Our pain is same, What we need is unity: South Asian women athletes speak
The Express TribuneA Challenge Greater than the Olympics

Imagine: Neighbours in Peace and Health, 27 June 2021

Imagine! Neighbours in Peace – III, 27 June 2021

Press statement: Imagine: Neighbours in Health and Peace, 27 June 2021

Nepali TimesCovid’s regional threat needs regional response 
Daily News
(Sri Lanka)
Health officials call for medical collaboration and social justice in South Asia
Times of IndiaCovid needs a regional response, say participants at ‘Neighbours in peace & health’ meet | India News 
Himachal WatcherCovid-19 Needs a Regional Response, Say Physicians and Activists at SAPAN Meeting 
Voicepk.netSouth Asian Activists & Doctors Call For Regional Response To COVID-19
Journeys to DemocracyCovid-19 needs a Regional response
Money ControlSouth Asia Union | Doctors, Public Health Experts Call For Medical Collaboration And Social Justice In South Asia 
Naya Daur“We are all one people” — Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury
Salima Hashmi, sharing SAPAN vision and Charter 
Beena Sarwar, talking about SAPAN vision 
Khushi Kabir, introducing the SAPAN webinar 
Lalita Ramdas on peace in South Asia
Dr Hamid Jafri and Dr Amit Shah on importance of Healthcare in South Asia
“Female health workers bear the brunt” – Dr Anup Subedee
“This degree of social injustice in health is unacceptable” –
Dr Vandana Prasad
South Asia MonitorPandemic-hit South Asia must evolve a coordinated strategy to improve public health systems | South Asia Monitor
Daily NewsHealth officials call for medical collaboration and social justice in South Asia

South Asian Solidarity in the Time of Covid: Sharing Grief, Inspiration, Hope and Strategies, 30 May 2021

Imagine! Neighbours in Peace – II, 30 May 2021
Times of India‘Fighting pandemic requires South Asian regionalism’ | Chandigarh News 
KractivistCreate economic and healthcare closeness across South Asia during the Covid-19 crisis – Amartya Sen 
Journeys to DemocracyHealth is a basic human right; inspiring stories of care and compassion 
Naya DaurCOVID-19 An Opportunity For Connectivity, Closer Ties Between India & Pakistan: SAPAN 

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen Calls For Building Connections In South Asia To Combat Health Crises And Poverty, by Iftikhar Alam
Himachal Watcher“The Pandemic is a Wake-up Call for Regional Cooperation in South Asia” – SAPAN 
The Wire – Videos uploaded to YouTubeArtist Salima Hashmi: Let the Current Covid Crisis Lend Strength to the Spirit 
Amartya Sen on Covid-19 & South Asia—We Must Create Economic, Healthcare Closeness Across the Region
Covid a Reminder that South Asian Cooperation Must Go Beyond SAARC Meetings: Kanak Mani Dixit 
The WireAmartya Sen on the Class Factor in the Economics of Disaster
Opinion piece by Rehmat Merchant, India

SAPAN Demands Release of Bangladesh Journalist Rozina Islam, May 2021

Press statement: Release Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, 18 May 2021

Naya Daur Bangladesh Should Release Journalist Rozina Islam, South Asia Peace Action Network 

Pakistani-American Physicians Express Solidarity with India, 11 May 2021

Press statement: Pakistani physicians express solidarity with the people of India, 11 May 2021

The News InternationalPakistani-American physicians express solidarity with people of India
Times of IndiaCovid-19 crisis: Pakistani-origin physicians express solidarity with people of India 
The WireCOVID Crisis: Pakistani-American Physicians Express Solidarity With the People of India
Eastern Eye India Covid crisis: Pakistan-American physicians express solidarity, offer help – EasternEye 
Naya DaurCovid Disaster: Pakistani-American Physicians Express Solidarity With The People Of India
Journeys to Democracy Pakistani-American physicians express solidarity with the people of India and demand increase in healthcare budgets 

#KhelneDo! Play for Peace – Changed to Expressions of Concern and Solidarity with India Amid the Covid Crisis, 26 April 2021

Imagine! Neighbours in Peace – I,  26 April 2021

Press statement: Fighting Covid-19 requires empathy and cooperation, 26 April 2021

Times of India‘Fighting Covid-19 requires empathy and cooperation’ | India News 
The WireSouth Asian Countries Urged to Cooperate in Fight Against COVID-19 
SAWM“Fighting Covid-19 requires empathy and cooperation”-South Asia Peace Action Network 
Aman Ki AshaAman Ki Asha – ‘Fighting Covid-19 requires empathy and cooperation’ – South Asia Peace Action Network
Himachal Watcher ‘Fighting Covid-19 requires empathy and cooperation’ – SAPAN (South Asia Peace Action Network)
Pehal News‘Fighting Covid-19 requires empathy and cooperation’
Urall News‘Fighting Covid-19 requires empathy and cooperation’  
Naya DaurVideos of speakers uploaded to YouTube
Azhar Hameed
Dr Syeda Hameed
Jalal Uddin  
Kanak Mani Dixit
Zainab Abbas & Sharda Ugra
Rajdeep Sardesai & Beena Sarwar
Khushi Kabir
Lalita Ramdas & Journalist Ravinder Singh Robin
Nazneen Ferdousi, squash star Noorena Shams, sports communicator R Mukherji
Afia Salam

South Asia Peace Action Network Launched, 28 March 2021

Brainstorming session: Going beyond ideological divides, the way forward, 28 March 2021

Press statement: Peace activists at virtual brainstorming session agree to form South Asia Peace Action Network, 28 March 2021

Times of IndiaIndia-Pakistan dialogue must continue, say peace activists at virtual brainstorming session
The Tribune Indo-Pak ‘peace-mongers’ join hands
Himachal WatcherSouth Asian Activists Join Hands to Form SAPAN 
South Asia Citizens Web India-Pakistan dialogue must continue, say peace activists at virtual brainstorming session
Naya Daur Peace Activists In India And Pakistan Welcome The Thaw In Troubled Bilateral Relations
Aman Ki AshaIndia-Pakistan dialogue must continue, say peace activists at virtual brainstorming session
Journeys to DemocracyIndia-Pakistan dialogue must continue, say peace activists at virtual brainstorming session
MainstreamPeace Activists Call for Continued Dialogue Between India Pakistan
Ibharat.com (TOI)India-Pakistan dialogue must continue, say peace activists at virtual brainstorming session
Paknews.eu (TOI)India-Pakistan dialogue must continue, say peace activists at virtual brainstorming session