On Saturday April 30th 2016, BWA concluded the last session of the training program on UNSCR 1325 and role of women in achieving peace.
The training program discussed different topics on UNSCR 1325 such as peace keeping processes, Windhoek Declaration and Namibia Plan of Action, status of women in refugee camps, the concept of good offices as a peaceful means to reduce conflicts, taking gender perspectives in peace agreements and role of women in peace building phase after war ends.
Participants confirmed the important role of organizations in spreading awareness on UNSCR 1325, and utilization of social media network to disseminate important points of the resolution, this was emphasized by E. Asma Rajab –Member of BWA- she said practicing what was given in the training program starts first on individual level and through the dissemination of peace culture in the family and community, as there can be no peace on the external level, unless we practice it in our daily live.
At the end of the program certificates were given to participants, and Dr. Wajeeha AL-Bahrna expressed her thanks to the active participation of the attendance, and said that BWA will continue the program by conducting other peace related workshops. Participants also had expressed their thanks and appreciation for all the efforts made by BWA to conduct this program, emphasizing the great benefit they gained from this program, especially at this difficult time women are going through in the world.