Participants pleased with peace building training

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

Participnats who are part of the peace vigil yesterday take turns to light their candles.

PARTICIPANTS who have attended the conflict sensitised training are pleased with the opportunity given because it helps them to see that post conflict landscape in Solomon Islands is still going through changes.

Speaking on behalf of the participants Martha Horiwapu Director of life and hope support ministry said the presentation presented have helped them(participants) to see that post conflict landscape in SI is still going through time of change.

“Many important things is still undone, we need to be seen to want to do them because unless a nation and people healed from their trauma and suffering there can be no moving forward.

“There can be no closure, healing and forgiveness. There can be peace and security for women in Solomon Islands,” she said.

On the same note Father Francis Lauvatu from the Diocese of Guadalcanal thanks the facilitators for organising the training.

He said this training had been a space for them to learn about conflict mapping, mediation and negotiation and managing stress, trauma and mental health issues in which will strengthening the country’s capacity building with regards to peacebuilding.

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