About Us

Peace for Asia is a not-for-profit research-based collective primarily focused on documenting and researching human rights violations taking place all over Asia. We aim to bring a more conscious attempt to how international and intergovernmental proceedings affect those who exist as minorities and stand to be adversely affected by policies and the currencies of a globalized world. Peace for Asia strives to create and disseminate non-partisan and independent research that is intersectional in its approach, cognizant of the nuances that exist in societies and communities as a whole.

As a survivor of the Afghan civil war, I dedicated my life to women and little girls of Afghanistan who continue to experience multidimensional challenges in all walks of life. Besides my ongoing efforts to get Australia’s attention towards the Afghan cause, I have worked to enhance philanthropic and developmental assistance to Afghanistan. 
 
As the founder president of Women Empowerment and Leadership (WEL), we institutionalised our efforts to directly reach out to Afghanistan’s marginalized voices. My identity as an Afghan-Australian and my work-experience with international organisations contribute to my broader Asian identity. Through Peace for Asia, we endeavour to represent the voices of Asia’s women, minorities, refugees and all other vulnerable populations. It is high time that no nation or a power-bloc should attempt to dictate or determine Asia’s destiny. Respect for international law, adherence to Human Rights and partnerships for sustainable future are undeniably the key pillars to envisioning a united and prosperous Asia. 
 
With ongoing socio-political and developmental challenges, Asia needs a decentralised and cosmopolitan support structure composed of international organisations, dedicated activists, academicians and well-wishers. Through Peace for Asia, we shall aspire to amplify such conversations and build an inclusive and sustainable Asian family. 

Our Research Team

Lavinia Spieß
Research Associate
lavinia.spiess18@gmail.com

Zachary Skidmore
Research Assistant
zachary.skidmore@yahoo.com

T V Buskirk Barter
Research Intern
troyvanbarter@gmail.com

Caroline Gouveia
Caroline Gouveia
Research Intern
carolinesa@live.com.pt

Dr. Rita Anwari
President
ritaanwari@hotmail.com

Jessica Kroner
Consulting Editor
kroenerjessica123@gmail.com
 
Ashutosh Saxena
Programs
ashutoshsaxena@writerscanvas.org

Contibutors

Aida Faillace

Aida Faillace

aidafaillace@gmail.com
Don McLain Gill

Don McLain Gill

gill_donmclain@yahoo.com
Dr. Rita Anwari

Dr. Rita Anwari

ritaanwari@hotmail.com
Eva del Río Tortosa

Eva del Río Tortosa

eva.delrio.t@gmail.com
Flaminia De Felicis

Flaminia De Felicis

flaminiadf@gmail.com
Irene Balsamo

Irene Balsamo

Irenemaria.balsamo@outlook.it
Isabela Carrozza Joia

Isabela Carrozza Joia

isabela_joia@hotmail.com
Md. Nazmus Sakib Khan

Md. Nazmus Sakib Khan

naazmussaakib951@gmail.com
Prateek Joshi

Prateek Joshi

prateek.joshi@history.ox.ac.uk
Punsara Amarasinghe

Punsara Amarasinghe

Punsaraprint10@gmail.com
Rebecca Tronci

Rebecca Tronci

rebeccatronci99@gmail.com
Syed Murtaza Mushtaq

Syed Murtaza Mushtaq

syedmurtazaamu@gmail.com
Tara Hussain

Tara Hussain

tarahussaiin@hotmail.co.uk

Veronica Zanetta Brandoni

Veronica Zanetta Brandoni

v.zanettabrandoni@gmail.com