Media Coverage

Event details: Labour rights and Democracy in Southasia

IMAGINE! NEIGHBOURS IN PEACE – XII, 24 April 2022

Sapan syndicated feature – published in various outlets: Ahead of May Day, a call for worker unity, solidarity and a visa-free Southasia

Event details: A year of Sapan: Looking back, Looking forward

Sapan Anniversary Event, 27 March 2022

Sapan syndicated feature – published in various outlets: Evoking the madness of Manto, what we need is ‘one big roar of laughter across Southasia’

Event details: Mystics and Music: Southasia’s Legacy of Love

IMAGINE! NEIGHBOURS IN PEACE – XI, 27 February 2022

Sapan syndicated feature – published in various outlets: The Power of Love and a Southasian Resolution on the Ukraine crisis

Event details: Resisting Together: Art and the Artist in South Asia

IMAGINE! NEIGHBOURS IN PEACE – X, 30 January 2022

Sapan syndicated feature – published in various outlets: Singing and inspiration in dark times: Art and resistance in South Asia

Event details: Human Rights and Equality in South Asia – Growing Up, Growing Together

IMAGINE! NEIGHBOURS IN PEACE – IX, 26 December 2021

Resolution: Sapan Declaration on Human Rights and Equality

Sapan syndicated feature – published in various outlets: “Growing up, growing together”: Activists across South Asia resolve to continue working for a better tomorrow

Event details: Gender Violence in South Asia – Feminise to Humanise

IMAGINE! NEIGHBOURS IN PEACE – VIII, 28 November 2021

Sapan syndicated features – published in various outlets:

The Universe of Violence Against South Asia’s Women

Kamla Bhasin, the spirit of Southasia and the power of the four-letter word love

Event details: Can South Asia combat the climate crisis?

IMAGINE! NEIGHBOURS IN PEACE – VII, 31 October 2021

Resolution: South Asia Peace Action Network – Sapan: Resolution on Climate Change Ahead of COP26

Times of IndiaCan South Asia combat climate crisis, we believe yes: SAPAN
24 NewsSAPAN to COP26: Pay heed to climate challenges faced by South Asia
MSNCan South Asia combat the climate crisis? Event by SAPAN
The Times BureauWe believe that South Asia can address the climate crisis: SAPAN
The Friday TimesSouth Asian Activists Demand Collective Action On Climate Change

Event details: 20 years after 9/11: Impact on South Asia, and South Asians

IMAGINE! NEIGHBOURS IN PEACE – VI, 26 September 2021

Press Statement – carried by various outlets: Commemorating ‘the second 9/11’ and the way ahead

Event details: Rights of the Incarcerated in South Asia

IMAGINE! NEIGHBOURS IN PEACE – V, 29 August 2021

Press Statement – carried by various outlets: Uphold the rights of the incarcerated in South Asia

Women in Sport: Challenges and Wins

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 
The 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

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
The 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

Imagine! Neighbours in Peace – II, 30 May 2021
The 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

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

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
The 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

Imagine! Neighbours in Peace – I,  26 April 2021

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

The 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

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

The 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