Reported By: Karishma Sharma, Officer Programmes, North East Zone
Edited By: Communications Team
Assam: IGSSS organised a training programme for two Women Peace Committee members of Chirang and Kokrajhar district under the intervention “Peace Action in Conflict Vulnerable Areas of BTC and Karbi – Anglong in Assam”. The purpose was to discuss on the importance of peace and enhance knowledge on the concept of peace, various aspects of gender-based violence and also on learning new approaches through implementation of various peace programmes. There were 44 women including peace volunteers who participated at this training session.
The key note address at this training session emphasized on the significance of unity, the power of working together and the positive change that can be brought about through avoiding negative emotions such as pride, ego and stopping discrimination on the basis of caste, creed and colour.
Several peace centric videos on various initiatives were shown during the event and this followed intense discussion. The effectiveness and powerful impact of the training can be gauged from the participant’s feedback. Ms. Asma Bibi from Seferanguri, Indira Woman Peace Committee, shared, “IGSSS had organized similar activities and attempted to make peace between the Bodo and Muslim community and It is because of such attempts that today we could all be under one roof. I on behalf of Indira Woman Committee I would like to state that we the Women from Bengtol Chirang district too look forward to bringing change and support relentlessly towards promoting Peace.”
Similarly, Ms. Almoty Narjary, said, “Being woman we have the strength and power to give birth to a child and continue the human race so there is nothing that can stop the woman from achieving. Thank you for involving us in such a significant initiative. We would also try to bring such positive changes and share our story with the world.
The sessions were very intense, interactive and participatory that shed many insights on peace building from the participants and the workshop ended on a positive note.