Healing, Empowering and Transforming
For Inclusive Peacebuilding, Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Development
With the full integration of rural women in peace processes
Presented on October 26, 2018
10:30 am -12:30 pm
The framework for the workshop and the participants’ engagement includes: UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, respectively S/RES/2282 and A/RES/70/262, which called for sustaining peace by “preventing the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict.” Further, it integrates global agendas such as the UN GA High Level Meeting on Peacebuilding, held 24-25 April 2018, which underscored the axiom that we must work “to save peace while it lasts, not to deal with the situation once peace is lost.” Also, it adheres to the 2030 Agenda goals, especially SDGs 1, 5, 12, 15, and 16. This concept also takes into consideration US House H.R. 5273 and US Senate S 3368, to reduce global fragility and violence.
To this end, this workshop on “Circles of Trust” will focus on peacebuilding and conflict prevention, through transforming and sustaining grass roots rural communities, with a particular emphasis on integrating women into this process. Therefore, the overall discussion will emphasize and explore how sustaining peace should in practical terms include conflict prevention, and why and how this includes the full integration of rural communities and especially rural women.
This workshop focuses on integrating holistic goals for peacebuilding, conflict prevention and sustainable development. It concentrates on transformation of lives in rural areas and the impact on women and girls. To this end, we will examine the possibilities for integrating the goals of community healing, of governance through peaceful discourse, and rural sustainable development through community supported agriculture and value-added crops, for nutrition, sustenance and income generation. This includes transformation of causes of conflict, promotion of peace and the prevention of conflict through healing, empowering and transforming livesof rural women, including internally displaced. Rural women endure victimization from: conflict; forced displacement; domestic violence; lack of nutrition and employment.
Ms. Yvonne Lodico:
Founder, Grace Initiative Global
Introduction to Program Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention: Healing, Empowering and Transforming – for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace
H. E. Virachai Plasai:
Ambassador of Kingdom of Thailand to the United States
Insight to Community Agriculture: Thailand’s Experience in implementing the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) to support rural community development as well as empowering women in rural areas
Dr. Massimo Tommasoli
Permanent Observer to the United Nations, International IDEA
Fostering civic engagement and governance in rural areas for holistic and sustainable peace.
Mr. Robert Terry
Director, Merck Forest and Farmland
Training for Engagement, Efficient La Tra Training of Trainers for Rural Development, Efficient Land Resource Management
Application for Rural Peacebuilding - Colombia
Mr. Gabriel Laizer, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Peace and Food Security: Investing in Resilience to Sustain Rural Livelihoods Amid Conflict in Colombia.
Senior Program Officer – Global Drug Policy, Open Society, Soros Foundation
Land management and active rural women participation in drug cultivation areas. The role of women in decision-making processes path to sustain programs aimed at reducing illicit crop production.
Ms. Juliana Valderrama
National Secretariat of Pastoral Social - Cáritas Colombiana
Mr. Mario Pineda
Kroc Institute, Cáritas Colombiana
Explanation of Current Peacebuilding in Rural Areas of Colombian
Insight to application of Circles of Trust with Rural
Women in Colombia, and reflection on Peacebuilding and Reconciliation in Choco
Commentary on Monitoring Localized Peacebuilding in Colombia