Institute for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (IPSCR)
Institute for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (IPSCR) is rights based organization working for social justice and peace. It’s a not for profit organization striving for the rights of marginalized groups like minorities, Dalits, adivasis and women.
IPSCR came into being in 2007 under the aegis of the larger organization, Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) which was founded by Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, a scholar of Islamic studies in India. CSSS for nearly two decades has been carrying out awareness workshops with youth, women and students on communalism, peace and harmony, carrying out research and publications.
IPSCR was established to focus on designing and developing modules for the perspective building of different groups. We strive towards conceptualizing and developing a framework consisting of workshops, seminars, publications, reading and advocacy material which would contribute to our intervention in the direction of awareness building and promoting culture of peace and communal harmony. Emphasis is laid of multipronged and interdisciplinary approach to address the challenge of conflicts and communalism.
“To achieve social justice and strive towards sustainable peace in the society.”
Institute for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (IPSCR) was established under the aegis of the Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism. Set up on a sound academic footing, the Institute makes a significant contribution towards creating a secular polity in South Asia. The primary aim of the Institute is to promote harmony, liberty and social justice and it operationalises these by capacity building, training of peace activists and social intervention at the level of community and civil society.
IPSCR through its certificate courses, training programs, seminars, and workshops aims to aid in the neutralization of communal prejudices and politicization of religion. It also engages with other related issues, which are creating communal tension, reducing democratic space and challenging constitutional rights of, in particular, Dalits, minorities and women.
To study about the diversity in the society and making everyone aware of it.
To bring about policy change whereby promoting rights of the marginalized groups mentioned above.
To create democratic spaces in educational institutions, communities and public life on a whole through debates and reflection.
To encourage the discourse on peace education and human rights.