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Dr. Wee Teck Young

Dr. Hakim (Dr. Wee Teck Young) is a medical doctor from Singapore who has done humanitarian and social enterprise work in Afghanistan for the past 10 years, including being a friend and mentor to the Afghan Peace Volunteers, an inter-ethnic group of young Afghans dedicated to building non-violent alternatives to war. He is the 2012 recipient of the International Pfeffer Peace Prize.

Blog Posts by Dr. Wee Teck Young

Posted by Dr. Wee Teck Young 5 weeks 4 days ago
I believe in love. I don’t subscribe to any particular religion.Feroz, a Hazara who is a Shia Muslim, lived with me in a community in Kabul with 13 other Afghan Peace Volunteers, including Tajiks and...
Posted by Dr. Wee Teck Young 11 weeks 3 days ago
Kabul—“I woke up with the blast of another bomb explosion this morning,” Imadullah told me. “I wonder how many people were killed.” Imadullah, an 18-year-old Afghan Peace Volunteer from Badakhshan,...
Posted by Dr. Wee Teck Young 37 weeks 4 days ago
On March 28 at about 4 p.m., the Afghan Peace Volunteers heard a loud explosion nearby. For the rest of the evening and night, they anxiously waited for the sound of rocket fire and firing to stop....
Posted by Kathy Kelly, Dr. Wee Teck Young 2 years 16 weeks ago
“Stop fighting,” suggests Farzana, a brave 22-year-old Afghan stage actress.Significantly, her statement is in sharp contrast to what seems to be the democratic world’s unquestioned modus operandi of...