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Foundation hosts intercultural dialogue between Pakistani and Indian women

November 25, 2014 | Nick Taylor

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace hosted an ‘intercultural dialogue’ session as an extended part of its Women Building Peace project.  A group of women, mainly of Pakistani origin met with their Indian peers who are involved with the Indian Association in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

Paveen Yaqub, project lead of Women Building Peace said:  “We discussed why peace is important and what it means for our communities.

“We identified ways of maintaining dialogue between the Pakistani and Indian communities of Oldham, culminating in personal pledges by individuals to undertake an action that contributes to building on the relationship established between the two groups.”

The women also shared a delicious lunch ensuring the differing religious needs of all were respected.



Members of The Indian Association and people involved in the Foundation’s Women Building Peace project will join together to attend and contribute to the Festival of Light in Oldham on December 3rd.

Contact – Paveen Yaqub, Project Lead, Women Building Peace Project Tel: 01925 581231 




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