25/09 13:16

Women peacekeepers in southern Kyrgyzstan to exchange experiences and discuss effective methods of conflict prevention

 Bishkek, September 25 / Kabar /. The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia will be conducting a regional forum of women mediators in Osh and Jalal–Abad during the month of September. From September 25th to the 26th, the forum will be held at the Osh State University; and from the 27th to the 28th of September, at the Jalal-Abad State University.

The main purpose of this forum is to provide a platform for dialogue between stakeholders on women's role in conflict prevention between diverse communities in Osh and Jalal-Abad, as well as share peacebuilding and mediation experience between members of Women's Peace Banks, an EFCA project, and other regional mediators.

The forum has invited members of the Women's Peace Banks, representatives of municipalities of Osh and Jalal-Abad, local councils, conflict prevention and peacebuilding experts and representatives of national and international organizations.

The participants are going to discuss the following topics:

• mediation and peacebuilding experience at the local level 

• synergy potential between the work of members of the Women's Peace Banks, Messengers of Peace and the Network of Women Peacemakers of Kyrgyzstan based in the Osh and Jalal-Abad.

• presentations of peacebuilding projects implemented in Osh and Jalal-Abad, based on the Women's Peace Banks project framework. 

• final recommendations on peacebuilding and mediation for local governments of Osh and Jalal-Abad.

The Forum of Women Peacemakers is organized by the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in Bishkek, in the framework of the Women's Peace Banks initiative supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project aims at building capacity, empowering women to lead ethnic reconciliation initiatives and promoting the role of women in peace-building at the national level.


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