ABOUT COMICS FOR PEACE

Comics for Peace is focused on developing critical thinking and storytelling competencies in its target beneficiaries; University youth aged 16-28 and provide them the tools to analyze and present solutions to complex issues that foster radicalization in their community. Students are trained through on campus and studio based workshops. A smaller cohort of fellows are recruited and intensively trained by local and international Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and storytelling experts over a one year period to develop peace-building and socially focused narratives. These narratives are developed as easy to read comic book stories and animations. The students then engaged with their peers through in-campus workshops developed around issues highlighted in the comic books. This allowed them to articulate highly sensitive issues using the scenarios presented in the stories rather than real world instances which can cause an immediate backlash from some segments in their community.

The stories produced by the students were also disseminated over social media and exhibited at international platforms such as the SanDiego Comic Con to foster engagement with an international audience and develop a deeper understanding of issues impacting youth in Pakistan through this unique form of story based cultural exchange.

Impact of Comics for Peace

 

Activities and Engagement

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Comics for peace was developed by Creative Frontiers and Published by CFX Comics, with the Support of Creative Learning 

Creative Frontiers is an award-winning, full service creative agency specialized in international development communications and behavior change messaging.We break boundaries through creative content towards a better world.

Creative Learning (CL) is a Washington, DC, based NGO with over 40 years’ experience supporting communities and institutions to foster change for lasting social impact. Focused on capacity building, CL works with artisans, peacemakers, civil society organizations and emerging leaders to promote collaboration and peace.

CFX Comics is Pakistan's Premier comic book company.

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