Sustainable Peace is possible through Women

NCWAparticipants with some of the resource personsA three-day seminar (26-28 May 2017) was conducted on “Women in Peace building” by Nagaland Catholic Women Association in Collaboration with Peace Channel and Don Bosco Institute of Development & Leadership (DBIDL) Dimapur, Nagaland. The seminar was organised inorder to educate and empower the women about their rights and train them on the skills and techniques of peace to work for peace building in the society. The Resource Persons for the seminar were Fr. Dr. C. P. Anto (Founder & Director of Peace Channel), Dr. Akum Longchar (Chief Editor & CEO Morung Express), Dr. Rosemary Dzuvichu (Head of English Dept. Nagaland University cum Advisor of Naga Women Association), Mrs. Liangsi Niumai (Advocate, Director of Care-Centre for Environment and Rural Poor Dimapur), Mr. Samir Bordoloi (a freelance organic Farmer, Consultant and an Agripreneur). The topics which were being stressed upon by the resource persons during the seminar were “Skills & Status of Women in conflict situation,” “Women participation in conflict resolution & peacebuilding,” “Role of women in peacebuilding activities,” "Women as an agents for positive change” and “To bring peace in the society by improving the economy through organic farming.” The seminar consisted of lectures, group discussions, peace celebration, audio visual learning sessions and different exercises to learn the importance of Truth, Mercy, Justice and Peace and to convey the message of our present society.

DSC 0222Through different sessions the participants were being trained to be a good peace builder by empowering oneself, raise voice for voiceless, be a good book and be a source of inspiration for others, to work on organic farming and improve the economy of our society by utilising the available natural resources and bring sustainable peace in the society. The seminar turn out to be a boon as well as an eye opening session for all the participants as they were being equipped with lots of beneficial inputs which will help them in attaining peace within oneself, in the family, society and the world at large. The seminar was attended by more than 80 Women Leaders from different Tribes, Region, and Parishes of Nagaland. The seminar thus concluded with two action plans i.e. Every community/Parish/Region will conduct a training programme and get trained with the assistance of Peace Channel and Nagaland Catholic Women Association in promoting and skilling the women on peace building and dialogue to form Women Peace Cell in different parishes of the dioceses.

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