Ms. Huma Ikramullah Khan, Secretary General of Religions for Peace Pakistan presented at FPCC Stocktaking Meeting

Nairobi, Kenya. Miss Huma Ikramullah Khan, the Secretary General of Religions for Peace Pakistan and the national MHD Trainer and National FPCC Coordinator, is part of the RfP delegates to the Faith for Positive Change for Children, Families and Communities (FPCC) Five-year Stocktaking and Partnership Review Forum held at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club from January 16-17, 2024.

At the session on country best practices, Ms. Huma has presented the various programs and activities that Religions for Peace Pakistan has implemented based on the FPCC regional and national action plans.

RfP Pakistan has implemented the inclusion of diversity and equity programs for special and blind children, which includes Cricket match, national games, legal awareness sessions, community school built in the Smart-Eco Village for Flood effected children, the Girl’s mental health and hygiene awareness sessions and most recently the Climate Change poster and video competition inaugurated by the President of Pakistan Mr Arif Alvi in the Climate Change Conference and Awards 2023 to create awareness about related challenges from the children’s perspective.

She emphasized that in these initiatives “Faith is the core guiding principle for effecting positive change in and for children, and the impact/effectivity of multifaith networks , partnerships and collaboration in implementing common action in creating a safe and healthy environment for children is showcased by these actions.”

The FPCC Five-year Stocktaking and Partnership Review Forum is cooperation between Religions for Peace and Unicef, together with Joint Learning Initiative and other faith based organizations to strengthen coordination and collaboration in order to promote meaningful and increased faith engagement on global, regional, and national levels for the wellbeing of children and adolescent girls.

Religions for Peace, UNICEF and other key partners such as the Joint Learning Initiatives and various faith-based organizations are having a review and assessment meeting on the progress and achievements of the first-five years of the initiative at the Religions for Peace is committed to leading efforts to advance effective multi-religious cooperation for peace on global, regional, national and local levels while ensuring that the religious communities organised on these same levels assume and exercise appropriate leadership and ownership of these efforts. Multi-religious cooperation for peace and shared well-being is the hallmark of Religions for Peace. This cooperation includes but also goes beyond dialogue and bears fruit in common concrete action.