Click on the tabs below to view local, international and international non-governmental peacebuilding organisations working in Kashmir.
Local peacebuilding organisations in Kashmir
Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR)
Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation strives to be a catalyst for peace in South Asia and to facilitate reconciliation in the region.
Child Nurture and Relief (CHINAR)
CHINAR works with orphans and vulnerable young people affected by the conflict in Kashmir, irrespective of race, religion or ethnic background.
Global Youth Foundation (GYF)
GYF is a youth-led organisation which works to promote peace, inter-community harmony, and justice in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Human Effort for Love and Peace (HELP) Foundation, J&K
HELP Foundation has a wide range of projects aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged children and women.
Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline (HWOH)
Human Welfare Organization Helpline works for the rights of physically challenged children. Its founder was shot by political militants in Kashmir.
Institute of Peace & Development (INSPAD)
The Institute of Peace & Development (INSPAD) operates as a think-tank and peacebuilding organisation in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan. They organise events and discussions on issues of peace and development, with a focus on the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan.
International Resource Centre (IRC)
Based in the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, IRC aims to create an interactive learning zone to allow people to develop an awareness and interest in peace and conflict resolution. It is the first initiative of its kind in Pakistan, and its facilities are available to civil society.
Jammu and Kashmir Association of Social Workers (JKASW)
JKASW work to build peace in Kashmir by bringing about change in young people’s attitude towards voluntarism.
Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR)
Based in Pakistan but with links across the Line of Control in Kashmir, KIIR aims to encourage dialogue on issues of peace, with special reference to the Kashmir dispute.
Kashmir International Research Centre (KIRC)
KIRC has been researching, collecting media reports and stories on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir for over five years. Their website, 'Kashmir Watch', is a portal for news, views and opinions with background information on Kashmir.
Koshish is an organisation striving to support and give voice to marginalised children and young people in Kashmir.
Natrang Theatre Group
Natrang is a reknowed theatre group Jammu & Kashmir. In recent years, the group has begun to use theatre as a tool for peacebuilding.
Paigaam: A Message for Peace
Paigaam educates, trains, and empowers youth, children, and adults in the values, principles, and best practices of intercultural peacebuilding and peacekeeping skills based on mainly peace-psychology in Kashmir.
Based in Azad Kashmir, the foundation focuses its work in the fields of environment, education and social awareness.
The Peace Gong is a children's newspaper that empowers underprivileged youth in India to contribute toward peace and social change through media literacy.
Press for Peace
PFP is a media and advocacy organisation based in Azad Kashmir promoting peace, tolerance, interfaith harmony and the protection of human rights in Kashmir.
Radio Sharda broadcasts in Kashmir and aims to be a link between Pandits and Muslims in Kashmir and beyond.
Right to Information Movement (RTI)
RTI is a people's movement working on the implementation of the right to information in Kashmir.
Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP)
Based in Delhi but operating through South Asia, including Kashmir, WISCOMP's aim is to promote women to positions of leadership in all aspects of peace, security and international affairs.
Yakjah Reconciliation and Development Network
Yakjah Reconciliation and Development Network work with youth divided across regional, ethnic, religious, ideological and political fault lines in Kashmir.