World Comics Network - Pakistan a group who love peace and comics. Yes Comics! You must be thinking what is the connection between peace and comics? The bond between two is the grassroots approach introduced by World Comics to Pakistan. A numbers of activists, students, teachers and artists have already tried this tool called Grassroots Comics in Pakistan and journey is on...

Monday, November 14, 2011

TOLERANCE – RAWADARI : second comics anthology of Pakistan is available now.

This book is a compilation of wall-poster comics drawn by ordinary people. These comics were produced during a three-day grassroots comics workshop organized by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and World Comics Network – Pakistan (WCN–P) in Karachi.

The theme for the workshop was the need for tolerance. This was a most appropriate issue for a group activity involving people from diverse backgrounds, religions and different age groups. The workshop was held in the belief that knowing more about others can help reduce mistrust and break stereotypical conceptions, as well as promote tolerance and respect for others.

These objectives may sound serious and one could say it is not a child’s play. But we believe that one can find simple solutions for complex problems.

At the workshop we tried to communicate through simple story telling. Participants from different religious background and age group shared their personal stories on the issue of tolerance. Each one of them made comics on their personal experience while following different faiths.

The book was compiled by Ms. Nida Shams, founder WCN-P and has foreword by Mr. I.A. Rehman, Secretary-General HRCP. Published by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

Nida Shams

Karachi, Pakistan