GenPeace starts its peace workshop series

Ampid, Rizal–Generation Peace Youth Network (GenPeace) members recently concluded its “Peace and Human Rights Workshop” in Ciudad Christia, Rizal. The workshop is the first of a series of workshops that will be conducted in different parts of the country. For the first workshop, the training is provided to ‘second-liners’ of GenPeace leaders who will be trained as facilitators for future workshops.
The workshop is specifically designed for young people to understand basic concepts of peace through its four main thematic modules: 1) National and Local Youth Situations; 2) Human Rights; 3) Armed Conflict and International Humanitarian Law; 4) Fundamentals of Peace. The modules are streamlined versions of the caravan workshops conducted for the past 3 years. The development of the modules was also a collaborative effort in creating a ‘youth peace lens’ coming from the GenPeace member organizations’ expertise: peace education, the CARHRIHL (the human rights and IHL document signed by the government and the CPP NPA NDF), human rights, among others.

GenPeace aims to develop not just the knowledge and skills of participants but also to create a new pool of Peace and HR advocates coming from the youth. GenPeace believes that the youth are also key stakeholders in building peace.

The workshop series will also be held in Mindanao (Davao and Maguindanao), Bicol region (Sorsogon), and Eastern Visayas (Samar and Leyte) and would have participants from these regions. This initiative is part of the long-term goal of GenPeace to expand the youth peace constituency supporting peace processes in the country.

Posted on June 24, 2010, in Events and Youth Network Activities and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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