South Asia

We support local initiatives of people living on either side of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir to promote opportunities for building peace and trust in the region.

Violent conflict has dogged Jammu and Kashmir and claimed tens of thousands of lives since partition in 1947. The violence has re-intensified since 2016, fueled by unresolved grievances and historic disputes. Regular clashes between the security forces and disaffected Kashmiri youth in the Valley, sustain the cycle of violence and conflict.

    Meeting on Chakothi Bridge Jammu and Kashmir
    Jammu and Kashmir

    India and Pakistan have fought three wars over Jammu and Kashmir. Territories controlled by each state are divided by the Line of Control (LoC), which separated families and severed villages. We work to increase collaboration across the LoC, and build opportunities for Kashmiris, including youth and women, to participate in economic and public life. 

    Urfi

    The more people I met from the other side, the more my perceptions changed. We may have different languages, education and culture but we can accommodate these differences

    Mohammed Arif Urfi
    Pakistani-administered side of Jammu and Kashmir
    Read Urfi's story

    Our work in action

    We support local initiatives of people living on either side of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir to promote opportunities for building peace and trust in the region. Read more about our work in action.
    Partners from Jammu and Kashmir during a workhop

    Our partners in South Asia

    Our programme partners are at the heart of what we do. These relationships, often developed over years and even decades, are crucial to making peace possible.