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SASNET seminar on Democratic Struggle in South Asia from a youth perspective
March 3, 2014 - 16:00-18:00
A seminar entitled ”South Asia’s Democratic Struggle – Youth Perspectives” will be held at Lund University. This event is jointly organised by SASNET, the South Asian Students Association (SASA), the School of Social Work, and South Asian participants in the ongoing Social Innovation in a Digital Context (SIDC) programme at Lund University.
|South Asian SIDC participants planning for the seminar: Saimun Reza Talukder, Anjali Sarker, and Nausheen Khan from Bangladesh, Syed Al. Abbas Zaidi from Pakistan. Saloni Malhotra from India and Haseeb Tariq from Pakistan missing.|
South Asia now has a population of 1.70 billion people. One fifth of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24. This is the largest number of young people ever to transition into adulthood in the history of world. Is this a blessing or curse? Each country of South Asia is facing a myriad of political, economic and social problems and it has adversely high impacts on its young. Unemployment, illiteracy, narcotics abuse and crime are some of the many problem youth are encountering.
The purpose of the seminar entitled is to provide a platform for the young voices from the region. South Asian students and social activists at SIDC program coming from different countries including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Maldives will explore the democratic struggles of their respective countries and what young people are doing to fight social and economic injustices as individuals and organised movements.
Venue: Edebalksalen, School of Social Work (Socialhögskolan), Bredgatan 26, Lund.