Laajverd is an initiative of young people focusing on promoting a culture of peace in Pakistan, through the use of art and culture. Since its beginning in 2007, this student-led initiative has achieved a great deal with regard to its key areas of culture and conflict/peace. The organisation has initiated media programmes for raising awareness on a range of social issues in Pakistan.
Laajverd aims to stir, sustain and channel exchange and awareness across social, geographic and creative boundaries. Our projects reflect this; in their experiments with communication and designed interactions; in their geographical, participatory and audience diversity; and in their staunch refusal to buckle to convention.
Culture and Conflict
Gender and Forced Displacement
Gendered Dynamics of International Labour Migration
Return, Reintegration and Political Restructuring
Tahir Abbas, Project Manager
Maria Ameer, Research Assistant
Zeeshan Ghani, Programme Manager
Amna Javed, Research Associate
Kiran Rahim, Research Associate