Embrace your power; Women Peace Workshop

‘Expanding women’s participation in peace-building and recovery is critical to addressing gender-based violations in times of conflict and to advance equality’ Michelle Bachlet. The Peacebuilding Department of Diocese of Raiwind, Church of Pakistan organized a Women Peace Literacy Workshop on 17 February, 2017 at St. Peter’s High School. The theme of the workshop was “Embrace your Power”. The main focus of the training was to empower the university/college students and women from Muslim, Christian and Bahai community to enhance their capabilities through participation, group activities and group presentations on current social pressures on women and how can we overcome such issues for a better present as well as future. Mr. Raheel Sharoon, Ms, Sunila Ammar and Mr. Noman Sajjad were the resource person for the workshop. Mrs. Sunila Ammar conducted a session on role of women in Peacebuilding. She shared a story of the Levite’s Concubine from the Bible. She linked the scenario of the women in the ancient times to the present women and discussed solutions. She also provided information about CEDAW and the Security Council of the United Nations. The women felt challenged and committed themselves to work for peace and harmony in their social circle. A number of 24 women were part of this workshop. The training workshop was a success and a learning platform for the women and they urged to conduct more such activities in which they can “embrace their power” through interaction and fellowship.