Conflict sensitivity training ends successfully

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

Participants who have attended the conflict Sensitivity training to strengthen women’s leadership program posed with their certificate with regards to the successful completion of the training. Photos Vois Blo Mere.

THE weeklong workshop in recognition of the truth and to gain greater peacebuilding tools was successfully completed with participants awarded with certificates.

The key priority of this activity is to strengthen the position of women who are generally the voice of the voiceless, to strengthening their voice and capacity to articulate their issues in nation building.

The workshop covers topics and developed participants capacities in conflict mapping, mediation and negotiation and managing stress, trauma and mental health issues.

It covered topics and developed participants’ capacities in conflict mapping, mediation and negotiation and managing stress, trauma and mental health issues.

Speaking to the closing ceremony of the training Director for Vois Blong Mere Solomon Josephine Teakeni said, “to avoid violence, which is merely one possible outcome of conflict, it is better that we treat the cause and not the symptoms; we are all called to practice healing and be doctors of peace for the our family, community, region, nation and the world.”

Florence Swamy, the Executive Director of Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding, helped as one of the facilitators said “we want to support people, with practical tools, to take issues that are occurring at grass roots level and manage them in non-violent ways.

It was concluded yesterday with peace vigil lead by Vois Blong Mere Solomon Islands and addressed by Martha Horiwapu, Georgianna Sogote’e and Josephine

The workshop covers topics and developed participants capacities in conflict mapping, mediation and negotiation and managing stress, trauma and mental health issues.

The activity got its support from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariats and the action was funded by the European Union.

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