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Organization: Peace Education Resource Centre, New Delhi (PERC)  (Formerly Known as Hague Appeal for Peace, Delhi University
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Postal address of organization/institution

C/o Mr Kh. Samuel Poumai
B-179, Ground Floor, Gandhi Vihar
Delhi – 110009, India.

E-mail address of organization/institution


Website address of organization/institution


Telephone of organization/institution

+ 91 - 9811216104 / + 91 – 9999428245

PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity


TOP PRIORITY: The organization's most important culture of peace activity


PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

The PERC looks out for opportunities to participate or collaborate in organising programme/seminar/workshops related to culture of peace in and beyond Delhi. And thus some of the major programmes the group have participated/facilitated and shared partnership with are the –

* Participated and Assisted in Organising the Jashn-e-Aman Festival on 21st Sept to 2nd oct 2009 in Delhi

* Participated on the International Youth Peace Fest 2009 in Chandigarh, India.

* Participated at  the Two day Seminar cum Workshop on exploring the theme of “Women and Peace: Strategizing and Learning for Change in India.” organised by Community –based institute on Peace Education, India and International Institute on Peace Education, March 28-29, 2009, Bhubaneshwar

* Organised a talk on ‘The Struggle of indigenous people and indigenous people in India’ July 17 2008, in collaboration with the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi

* Organised 3 days workshop on ‘Peace Education for all in India: Introducing Community –based Institute on Peace Education (CIPE)’ in collaboration with Gandhi Bhawan and other Peace Groups, December 2-4 2007, Gandhi Bhavan- New Delhi

* Organised a talk on ‘Peace Education and Human Rights’ in partnership with the Russian Centre of Science  and Culture, 22nd August 2007

* Organised Seminar on ‘Tribal People and Peace’ in partnership with ICITP and LIFE, 29th March 2000

* Participated in the Conference on ‘Status of Women: The Challenge to the Social Service Sector’ organised by YMCA from 16 -17th  March 2000

ACTIONS: What activities have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the ten years of the Decade? If you already made a report in 2005, your information from 2005 will be included in the 2010 report.

The Peace Education Resource Centre, India is a Peace Forum. It came into being as a result of the effort of the concerned students from University of Delhi endorsing “The Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice in the 21st Century”.

HAP, DU was initially a voluntary students’ body. Gradually many like-minded people from various fields joined the body and have led to the formation of Peace Education Resource Centre Delhi (PERC, Delhi) which is a more formal and structured.

Today PERC, India comprises of more than 30 members from different areas of interest, communities and faiths from various parts of the country.

Members of the PERC, India commit themselves to working together on the main objective of promoting and building a culture of Peace through Peace Education.

We believe that Peace Education is a participatory holistic process that includes teaching for and about democracy and human rights, nonviolence, social and economic justice, gender equality, environmental sustainability, disarmament, traditional peace practices, international law and human security.

PERC have been actively involved in many activities since its inception in 1998. Such as:

1. Workshop on Core Concepts in Peace Education
2. Screening of film “A force more powerful” and discussion
3. Talks on
- Gender and Peace
- Tribal People and Peace
- Indo-Pak Relations: A Dialogue or a Confrontation
- Civil Society and Peace
- Spirituality, Society and Peace
- Violence and the Environment
- Indigenous People: Existing Scenario
- Peace Education and Human Rights
- Indigenous People in India
- Peace Education: An absolute necessity with special reference `to Northeast India
- Challenges to Securing Human Rights in the Contemporary Era
4. Campus Cleans Campaign & Hepatitis B Vaccination program
5. A Cultural night on the theme “A Culture of Peace”

PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the second half of the Decade?

It is difficult to assess whether we have been successful in contributing to a culture of Peace in Delhi. But we have been able to do some activities in the university campus especially with the students. We aimed in inculcating the idea of culture of peace with the students so that as they moved out of the campus, they could carry that wherever they go.

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

Major obstacle in the progress of the organisation is the financial constraints. PERC is a voluntary group. All the activities are carried out from the small contribution by the PERC members.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

This year the organisation plans to:

* Organize a peace dialogue among the states of the Northeast (Aug-Sept)

* Organize a Peace dialogue between the Northeasterners and the Mainland people (Nov-Dec)

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

The world is made up of the different people. Every society or community is a unit that made up the world. If we are looking at a peaceful world, it is only possible when there is peaceful-coexistence between the two neighbouring people/culture/countries.
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Organization: Peace Education Resource Centre, New Delhi (PERC)  (Formerly Known as Hague Appeal for Peace, Delhi University

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