Reintegration, DDR and child rights in the process of constitution assembly (2006)

Reintegration, DDR and child rights in the process of constitution assembly (2006)

Peace is an important factor for the welfare and protection of children.  It’s not possible to bring peace until and unless the underground armed groups fully accept the peace building methods and messages. Therefore it is necessary to create an appropriate reconciliation environment to bring about sustainable peace within the community.

The factors which can create obstacles for the development, participation and promotion of children should cease immediately. If a courteous approach exists between all the people within a community this helps to create a positive and constructive frame of mind amongst the children. In this new atmosphere it is therefore possible to create an environment of reconciliation with the peace building process being centered on the security of children. A country cannot achieve peace until and unless if there is a secure environment in which to educate and develop children. In a situation where there is no security it would be difficult to consider how only the welfare of the children can be protected.

Reconciliation is one of the preliminary factors which will lead to sustainable peace. Reconciliation is possible only with the collective efforts of many people. It can be achieved by:

  • the collective identification of common issues,
  • courtesy being shown between all of the people within the community,
  • participation of minority groups i.e. Dalits and Janajatis,
  • the involvement of women,
  • The involvement of poor and disadvantaged groups of people in the decision making level.

Conflict transformation is the most important part of the message that these training modules deliver and the most important message being that we must show courtesy to each other despite our many and varied differences.