Peace partners strengthen dialogue, reconciliation
By Martha David
Participants from various levels of society gathered yesterday to discuss how to engage in reconciliation and peace building through understanding of conflict and violence.
Speaking during the event, Irene Ayaa, the chairperson for Female Journalists Network said the forum was meant to empower the different categories of society to understand conflicts and how to resolve them through nonviolent means.
“Peace is how we can be able to live in harmony with each other at our different levels, we should not only leave peace building to the parties in the conflict, we all have a responsibility to contribute to peace,” Ms. Ayaa said.
The forum was organized by Female Journalists Network in partnership with UNESCO, R-JMEC, and Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI).
The two-day peace forum was meant to strengthen dialogue for peace and reconciliation in the country. It was attended by representatives from civil societies, youth, female journalists, community leaders, and IDPs.
Ms. Ayaa appealed to the participants to be disciples of peace wherever they will go.
Meanwhile Bush Bushe, a representative from WPDI said conflict is everywhere but there was need to put an end to conflicts.
He added that it is not easy to restore peace because it needs a lot of resources.
“I urge all of us to embrace peace and unity, reconciliation; we must go out as ambassadors of peace and begin to discuss about peace. Extend it to your family and your community,” Mr. Bush appealed.