• June 25, 2022 5:55 pm

WMC trains Chiefs in conflict resolution amid rising conflicts

I would urge my fellow chiefs to take these messages seriously and educate their subjects on the need for  peaceful co-exisistence and how they can how handle conflicts
Women Mediators across the Commowealth (WMC) has hinted the need for peace describing it as a  vital tool for  any countries social economic development.
One of WMC  Member in Malawi, Mable Nsefura made the  remarks on  the sidelines of a mediation workshop among chiefs in the area of T/A Kalumba.
Nsefura  highlighted the importance of equipping local leaders with mediation skills to help them handle conflicts that may arise in their communities to ensure peace and stability and also empowering women leaders within communities with necessary tools to be able to handle the cases with confidence.
“This workshop is about training chiefs on mediation skills as you know there are a lot of conflicts in our communities . Chiefs as leaders they do mediate conflicts  on daily basis in their areas on issues surrounding marriages, land and community violence in general and the skills that they are going to get from this training will go a long way in conflict resolution and ensure co-existence among people. We expect that after this training there will be peace and tolerance in our communities which also has a bearing especially in easing the work of law enforcers and on the justice system. If local leaders are able to solve disputes right in their communities obviously we will reduce the number of cases or disputes that law enforcers manage on daily basis”. She added.
And on her part, Senior Group Chiweza the training is very crucial and they will relay the message to her subjects.
“I would urge my fellow chiefs to take these messages seriously and educate their subjects on the need for  peaceful co-exisistence and how they can how handle conflicts in an ordery manner”. She said.
Senior Group Ng’odzo concurs with Senior Chief Kalumba  saying “Peace is very important in any community and country as a whole. We will be able to learn on how best we can handle any matter that may arise in our communities and has the potential to cause conflict. The idea is to maintain peace, stability and co-exisistence at all cost.”
The Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks is a collective of voices demanding policy and decision-makers to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and related Resolutions and create meaningful spaces for women to influence global peace and security.
Women Mediators across the Commowealth (WMC)network is a network of women mediators from all the countries under the commonwealth.
It aims at promoting the increased participation of women in peace initiatives. In this perspective,  the activity is part of WMC activity under the sponsorship of London school of economics (LSE),  Centre for women in peace and security. In Malawi,  they are are 3 members namely; Nolliet Chihana Chimala,  Ulemu Singini and Mable Msefula.

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