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Meeting with community leaders in Najaf Governorate on conflict prevention and the importance of involving women in conflict resolution mechanisms.

The meeting was attended by 8 women and men from the clergy, tribal sheikhs, the community police, the education and media sector, and representatives from the holy shrines. The activity was carried out in Najaf – 24 of August 2022.


– gender based violence concept
– Conflict (types and basics of its resolution)
– Peace concept
– mediation
– negotiation
– U N Security Council Resolution 1325

The aim of the meeting was to create an opportunity to empower and engage societal mechanisms with local authorities to enhance social cohesion and adopt the issue of peaceful conflict resolution away from abuse and violence, especially issues that concern women, including the sacrifices made by women and girls as a result of a tribal or religious community reconciliation that is at the expense of women, taking from her right and making her the victim. This prompted us to adopt with the partners important strategies characterized by convictions based on human rights and far from intolerance, extremism and hatred.

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