Our workshops are where we educate Peace Ambassadors and train communities in human rights and conflict resolution. The workshops were originally only intended for the selected Peace Ambassadors, but the interest has been so overwhelming that we ended up making the trainings open to anyone who wished to participate. This implies that there are typically more than one hundred villagers present at each session.
The workshops are very interactive and focus on making abstract concepts such as human rights and conflict resolution relevant to people’s everyday lives. The objective is to train participants in their basic rights and empowr them in sharing their knowledge with their network as well as use it to hold authorities and duty-bearers, such as local politicians and the police, accountable.
Peace Ambassadors are selected according to the inclusive nature of a human rights-based approach to development. This means, among other things, that there is always an equal distribution between men and women and that all religious beliefs in the given local community are represented.
We have educated hundreds of Peace Ambassadors since 2012, which has resulted in strengthened local capacity to advocate for rights and peacefully resolve minor conflicts in line with the traditions of the communities.
This video tell you a bit more about our workshops.