W4GEA (Young Women for Grassroots Engagement Actions) is the project that aims at improving the social and labor market integration of young disadvantaged women with low basic skills by improving youth workers’ capacity to engage them in grassroots projects for the sustainable development of local communities.
The workshop which was dedicated to Peacebuilding and Participatory Democracy was held in Bangalore (India) on January 30-February 3.
The main objective of the sessions was to train women, youth workers and to show them the possibilities in dealing with conflicts or conflict situation, to gain skills on this development in peace building, to pilot the good practices through the grassroots projects local engagement actions. As the target audience is young women from a post-conflict countries or countries facing social transformations, the workshop was focused on conflict management. 5-days workshop included such topics as conflict nature, its transformation and preventions, conflict management and conflict resolution.
All the presentations were accompanied with practical activities which were adjusted to the participants’ individual experiences and empowered them to use the knowledge in their local environment. Youth workers were trained on peace building, conflict transformation and prevention, and conflict resolution and management topics. Theory was provided through information in slides with the discussions and sharing their own experience while working with women in their own countries. We also wanted to share some methodology and tools for engaging with communities and target groups in local grassroots projects that is why the video, some practical exercises, and simulation games were chosen.
The indoors activities were supplemented by the visits to the social communities of young women in Bangalore which, in turn, demonstrated the need of such knowledge and practice. Moreover, such an experience prepares young women to build peaceful societies and democracy in their countries.
Slides of the training:
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project N° 617587-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA