Training Agency:Coalition for Peace in Africa
Registration deadline:05 Dec 2018
Training date:10 Dec 2018to14 Dec 2018—
This is to introduce you to the ‘Gendering Human Security, Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Course’by Coalition For Peace in Africa (COPA). The training is targeting 15 practitioners from around the continent whose work revolves around gendering peacebuilding initiatives, gender mainstreaming in organizations, prevention of sexual violence against women in situations of conflict and integrating UNSCR 1325, CEDAW and Human Security into organizational projects/programmes.
The Course Content
1.Understanding violence against women:Violence is one way of dealing with conflicts (Galtung (1990, 1996) and is represented in three separate types distinguished as physical, structural or cultural. Among the issues to be looked at the training will be the escalation of violence against women in situations of violent conflicts and corresponding tragic developments in which women are targeted in all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV).
2.Linking Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Human Security and Peacebuilding:Current international standards addressing GBV in conflict and post conflict areas draw upon a wide array of provisions contained in a variety of human rights instruments that safeguard women and girls. The course will help participants identify relevant provisions in selected CEDAW articles which they can advance towards the prevention of sexual violence against women in situations of conflict.
3.Gendering Conflict transformation around UNSCRs:In reference to grassroots based cases studies benefiting indirectly and directly from the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008), the participants will look at what these resolutions are, their various provisions, relation to women in conflict areas, and how to incorporate them in ongoing peacebuilding and reconstruction work in their contexts.
4.Human security paradigm and its relevance to women violence prevention:Human security paradigm perceives the ordinary citizen including women as a purpose and not as a means to security. The training will identify and emphasize the considerations for human security as integrated approach to conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
5.Gender Mainstreaming in peacebuilding:Women continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding processes, yet research shows that where women get engaged, violence often declines and it becomes easier to build more sustainable peace. The session will explore the various strategies that programmes/organizations can put in place to ensure effective participation and contribution of women in the processes.Training centre
The training will be held at the Convent International Guest House located in Nairobi’s Convent Drive, off James Gichuru Road in Lavington. It is about 15 Kms from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. For more information, visitwww.cigh.co.keContacts:
Coalition for Peace in Africa
P.O. Box 61753-00200 City Square, Nairobi, Kenya
Office Phone No.: +254 020 38666686
Cell: +254 703 429 667
Dhanjay Apartments, 3rdfloor, Suite 301, Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya
Option 1: $ 800-This covers tuition, certificate of participation, day meals at the training centre and airport pickup and drop off in Nairobi where applicable Option 2: $1300-This covers tuition, certificate of participation, day meals at the training centre and airport pickup and drop off in Nairobi where applicable. It also includes full board accommodation at the training centre from the evening of 9th December to breakfast on 15th December 2018. Payment methods Payments can be done by cheque (for those based in Kenya) payable to the Coalition for Peace in Africa or by direct bank transfers-for those outside of Kenya (please ask for banking details). One can also make payment via credit card while in Nairobi.
How to Apply
Application forms can be downloaded fromwww.copafrica.org
alternatively they can be requested firstname.lastname@example.org
Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA by email (email@example.com). All received applications will be acknowledged. If successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant.