Fostering Rights – Forging Peace
COVA (Confederation of Voluntary
Associations) is a national network of voluntary organizations in
Initiated in 1994, COVA has since
promoted several organizations, trusts and networks across
COVA directly works with the slum communities in the old
Peace Alliance Partners (PAP) perspective building programme of COVA seeks to counter overt and covert communal biases within individuals and organizations and trains peace activists on conflict transformation. The National Campaign for Right To Basic Services (RTBS) has been launched to secure from the government the provision of water, sanitation, health, education and housing for all citizens as a constitutional right. The Citizens’ Assertion Campaign goes beyond voter awareness programmes and encourages citizens to set the political agenda for their constituencies - and subsequently for the whole country- that could secure inclusiveness, equality and development for all. .
In alliance with a number of national and international organisations COVA seeks to promote peace and cooperation in the Sub-continent and across the globe, through campaigns like the Indo-Pak Joint Signature Campaign against Terrorism and War that concluded in February 2009.
COVA is an active member of Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), CNDP, VANI and Credibility Alliance, and is represented on the Joint Machinery, Planning Commission, Government of India, and GO-NGO Coordination Committee set up by the Government of Andhra Pradesh amongst many other such national and international bodies.
COVA is in the process of setting up an International Center for Applied Peace Studies (ICAPS) and a Centre for People’s Foreign Policy in SAARC Countries.
Please also visit: www.indopakcampaignagainstwarnterror.org