With the support of UNIFEM, FIDA Uganda held a two-day workshop on conflict resolution and peace monitoring, at Sunset Hotel in Gulu from the 27th to the 28th of May 2010.
The workshop was delivered in three contiguous sections; conflict resolution, peace monitoring, and human rights. Gender perspectives were incorporated into each section of the workshop. Skilled facilitators delivered material using suitable methods such as illustrations, discussions, question and answer sessions, games, examples and preparatory exercises to ensure that participants were equipped with knowledge, skills and attitudes that would be beneficial to their communities.
The workshop produced a number of key outcomes ranging from a notable impact on its participants’ capacities to contribute to post-conflict peace building efforts in their communities, to influencing post-conflict dialogue in participants’ communities towards increased prominence of gender perspectives. The most significant impact the workshop had on participants was the impartation of knowledge and skills applicable to their communities. Participants became familiar with the practical application of various concepts in conflict resolution, peace monitoring and human rights. They learned about gender as a social construct, gender-based discrimination, the significance of gender equality, and the significance of including gender perspectives in conflict resolution, peace monitoring, and respecting women’s rights as human rights.
The workshop was a success, leaving participants empowered and motivated to make a difference in their communities, and eager to learn more through subsequent workshops.
You can learn more about the workshop by reading the complete report here.