Women, Peace and Security (2003/2006)

Women, Peace and Security (2003/2006)

IHRICON has been organizing for many years training on Human Rights, the role of the Media in the peace building process, the importance of Peace Education and on the content of UNSCR 1325. To bring all this expertise together IHRICON have designed and run a new Peace Education module. Participants from five regions that are in need of much greater development have been given the training. It is a well known fact that providing key people with Peace education can be one of the factors which increase the awareness levels of the people.

A greater awareness of peace is a vital necessity within the family, wider society and the nation as a whole for both personal and national development. No one can make meaningful progress without peace in their minds and their thoughts.  Until and unless teachers and students know more about the lessons of living in a peaceful way there will not be peace in the community, in schools and all other sectors of life in Nepal. The lack of this knowledge helps to create a kind of chaos within communities and often conflict situations emerge. The module that IHRICON has delivered on Peace Education teaches about developing a peace culture in the local community. IHRICON has delivered training on Peace Education to many school teachers.

Providing training about the details of what is in the UNSCR 1325 is another method of bringing peace to a country through the involvement of women in the peace process. We are fully aware of the need of women in peace building process so at the time that policies are being formed there is a need to ensure that there is a target for women’s involvement in the process. Whenever women do not obtain real justice and they do not become involved at all levels of the peace building process, then sustainable peace is very difficult to achieve within the nation.

With these problems in mind it is very important to increase the awareness of the people about the peace education process and the details used within the UNSCR 1325. It is recognized that all groups of people i.e. class, caste, language, sex, culture, religion and geographical region need to play their part in the peace building process and the increasing awareness process. Once more people understanding about the peace education they can then begin to appreciate that it is a necessary platform for addressing the needs of women who need to play a full role in the peace building process.