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Hannah Mallah, a member of MARWOPNET and one of the facilitators, disclosed that the objectives of the training were to have Peace Ambassadors in the communities and to enable them disseminate appropriate ideas and messages on peace building in their respective communities.

Among others, the Community Peace Ambassadors were trained on Conflict Prevention, Gender Equality and Human Rights as the facilitators underscored that the aim of the training was also to sharpen the monitoring skills of Community Peace Ambassador to take action on community conflicts as well as provide information on the strategies for enhancing women’s decision-making capacities at all levels.

According to Hannah Mallah, the training targeted community stakeholders in selected communities in the Western Rural District, adding that 85% of the participants were women. She disclosed that similar trainings would be conducted in Kambia, Karene, Kono, Kailahun and Pujehun districts respectively and informed the participants that they carefully selected these districts because they are border areas prone to conflict.

She further stated that at the end of the training, they are expecting the beneficiary communities to take peace into their hands and ensure peaceful co-existence among themselves and be able to recognize women in decision-making.

Topics discussed during the training included Understanding Conflict; Gender in Conflict and Peace Building; Community Peace Building and Community Peace Builders in Action. Group work and enacting a work plan climaxed the event.

Issues discussed included land grabbing, political dispute, property dispute; gang/clique dispute, domestic violence and boundary delimitation/demarcation.

At the end of the training, participants had learnt how to map out ways and strategies in conflict resolution and how to live in peace and harmony in their different communities.

One of the participants, Elenora Jokomie Metzger, Headwoman of Regent Village, stated that she learnt a lot including learning that conflicts have some positive sides because after the war there were reconstruction and rehabilitation of communities and skills training for ex-fighters to empower themselves to become self-reliant.

Group photo of Peace Ambassadors and Facilitators

The Mano River Union Women’s Peace Network (MARWOPNET), in partnership with UN Women, on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 ended a two-day (2nd -3rd October 2018) training for over 20 Community Peace Ambassadors in the Western Rural District. The event was held at the Wilikon Hall, Waterloo in the Western Rural District.

Hannah Mallah, a member of MARWOPNET and one of the facilitators, disclosed that the objectives of the training were to have Peace Ambassadors in the communities and to enable them disseminate appropriate ideas and messages on peace building in their respective communities.

Among others, the Community Peace Ambassadors were trained on Conflict Prevention, Gender Equality and Human Rights as the facilitators underscored that the aim of the training was also to sharpen the monitoring skills of Community Peace Ambassador to take action on community conflicts as well as provide information on the strategies for enhancing women’s decision-making capacities at all levels.

According to Hannah Mallah, the training targeted community stakeholders in selected communities in the Western Rural District, adding that 85% of the participants were women. She disclosed that similar trainings would be conducted in Kambia, Karene, Kono, Kailahun and Pujehun districts respectively and informed the participants that they carefully selected these districts because they are border areas prone to conflict.

She further stated that at the end of the training, they are expecting the beneficiary communities to take peace into their hands and ensure peaceful co-existence among themselves and be able to recognize women in decision-making.

Topics discussed during the training included Understanding Conflict; Gender in Conflict and Peace Building; Community Peace Building and Community Peace Builders in Action. Group work and enacting a work plan climaxed the event.

Issues discussed included land grabbing, political dispute, property dispute; gang/clique dispute, domestic violence and boundary delimitation/demarcation.

At the end of the training, participants had learnt how to map out ways and strategies in conflict resolution and how to live in peace and harmony in their different communities.

One of the participants, Elenora Jokomie Metzger, Headwoman of Regent Village, stated that she learnt a lot including learning that conflicts have some positive sides because after the war there were reconstruction and rehabilitation of communities and skills training for ex-fighters to empower themselves to become self-reliant.

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