||A five-day initial workshop
||Convening major stakeholders and experts to analyze the existing threat of sectarian intolerance and develop a counter-messaging toolkit
||The workshop was held in July 2016
||1. Existing narratives that promote sectarianism were identified and deconstructed
2. A possible content for countering those narratives was developed
3. The concrete strategies for disseminating that content were presented
||Review Committee Meeting
||To review the initial draft of narrative of sectarian reconciliation, prepared in the light of initial workshop proceeding
||Meeting was held in August, 2016
||The scholars have discussed the different features of counter narrative and its dissemination strategies and suggested appropriate changes
||Five focus group discussions in KPK, Punjab, Baluchistan, Sindh, and Islamabad
||To test how the narrative strategies resonate with target constituencies, including Deobandi and Shia youth in areas with high rates of sectarian violence
||5 FGDs were organized in Sep-Oct, 2016
||The participants of all FGDs have acknowledged the need of countering sectarian narrative and they were committed to promote sectarian reconciliation in society. Overall, more than 80 % of participants agreed upon the content of counter narrative and its key messages.
||Second Two-day workshop
||To endorse the narrative documents and refine the contents to finalize the counter-narrative and the toolkit
||This workshop was held in November, 2016
||The content of counter narrative was analyzed and refined in strategic working groups. At the end of the workshop, participants approved the strategies, and content for the subsequent training.
||Identify, train and mobilize a pilot group of advocates in Punjab
||To promote and disseminate the narrative of sectarian reconciliation
||Completed in February-July 2017
||Subsequent to advocates’ training workshop in Lahore, PEF has mobilized the pilot advocates’ team in the four district of Punjab. The peace advocates conducted more than 50 follow-up activities at community level to disseminate the narrative of sectarian reconciliation.
||Evaluation meeting of pilot advocate team Punjab
||To discuss which dissemination strategies or elements of the narrative proved to be most or least effective and to evaluate the impact of advocates’ activities
||The event was held in July 2017
||The advocate team acknowledged that the campaign to disseminate the narrative of sectarian reconciliation was very successful and they were enthusiastic to continue their efforts after analyzing the impact of their activities.
||Expansion and training of Dissemination Teams of Advocates in KPK and Sindh
||To mobilize the advocate in KPK and Sindh to disseminate the narrative of sectarian reconciliation
||Completed the training in Aug-Dec 2017 and still in progress
||22 Advocates in KPK and 25 in Sindh have started their follow-up activities in their respective communities to disseminate the narrative
||Establishing three “Inter-sectarian Reconciliation Councils” in Punjab, Sindh and KPK
||To strengthening the narrative of sectarian coexistence in Pakistan
||Completed July-Dec 2017
||Six to eight members of Council was established in three provinces separately that is responsible to disseminate the narrative of sectarian reconciliation at higher level and response to a sectarian conflict rapidly.
||Final Evaluation Meeting
||1) To share experiences from the field, including lessons learned, 2) identify best practices, and 3) create a plan to sustain existing activities, and, as needed, grow additional activities.
||This meeting was part of final project evaluation and planning for future collaboration in other communities
||1) To acknowledge the role of religious scholars in promoting sectarian reconciliation.
||Prize Distribution Ceremony for Peace Advocates