In presence of a group of women and men interested in women’s rights and peace, on Saturday, March 26th BWA opened the first training workshop of the training program on “UN Resolution 1325 and the role of women in achieving peace.”
At opening of the training program BWA President Dr. Wajeeha Al-Baharna confirmed that “the organization of this program came after intensive series of internal training workshops organized by the society during one year to raise awareness on UNSCR 1325, which has been reviewed widely resolutions and all relevant international references and resolutions, in addition to the mechanisms and procedures of United Nations, that are directly related to the UNSCR 1325”.
She added: “It is important to involve women in all stages of peace processes, Studies indicated that conflicts are less in countries where the representation of women in Parliaments is increasing, because women have experiences and knowledge that qualifies them to undertake an active role in this field.”
The training program includes a series of training workshops that will continue during four days to discuss various issues of the resolution, including: the role of women in peacekeeping operations, the reality of women status in refugee camps, women’s participation in negotiations, violence against women in armed conflicts, and Windhoek Declaration and Plan of Action Namibia.
It is worth mentioning that BWA organized the same training program both locally and internationally for different groups of people during last year, it was praised by the audience who participated in this program for the efforts made by BWA in preparation and implementation of this program, and they expressed the benefits they gained from the training material.