Training and Capacity Building of Women Mediators
Off the heals of women’s inclusion as negotiators and signatories for the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro, mediation remains a position in which women’s presence is lacking. The peace process saw no women participating in formal mediation roles, in spite of their presence in informal capacities. Organizations must be able to develop a framework that will mobilize women at a community level as mediators for greater social cohesion, against the spread of violent extremism and/orimplementation re-integration and rehabilitation methodologies for returnees.
The proposed initiative must:
- Articulate the tools that will be used to engage women at the local level;
- Identify points of tension within an outlined community and develop clear training framework for capacity training on mediation;
- Interventions must address context specific social cohesion concerns, for example, intersectional treatment of marginalized groups, violent extremism, and land ownership; and
- Have local and provincial communities as the key beneficiaries.