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By Helen Hakena, Peter Ninnes, Bert Jenkins

While govt prone have damaged down or while overseas nongovernment businesses are bored to death or not able to assist, grassroots non-government organizations offer very important humanitarian, academic and advocacy companies. but, too usually the tale of the an important position performed through those businesses in clash and post-conflict restoration is going unheard. The Leitana Nehan Women’s improvement supplier offers many salutary classes for grassroots non-government corporations venture peacemaking and peace-building paintings. within the 13 years of its life, it has contributed humanitarian suggestions, supplied education schemes on peace, gender concerns and group improvement, and has develop into a strong recommend for women’s and children’s rights in any respect degrees of society. Its paintings has been recognized during the award of a United international locations’ Millennium Peace rate in 2000 and a Pacific Peace Prize in 2004. This ebook makes a special contribution to knowing the position of nongovernment corporations in selling peace and improvement and gender concerns within the South West Pacific. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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In these difficult circumstances, the troupe was instrumental in drawing victims of violence into dialogue with team leaders and Leitana Nehan counsellors, thereby enabling the teams and community representatives to deal with these problems sensitively or alert authorities when and where it was appropriate to do so. ). ). This event shows how Leitana Nehan was increasingly taking the lead in organising development strategies with other NGOs in the region. 1 Dramatic experiences for the Hihatuts Theatre Troupe Fabian Kotsin The reason we started the theatre group was because of illiteracy.

Starting in 1996, Leitana Nehan worked with Theresa Postma from IWDA on a project entitled ‘Working Towards Peace’. This program was funded by the AusAID and Non-Government Projects, partners and politics 29 Organisations Cooperation Program and addressed issues of violence and homebrew abuse (Tonissen 2001) in North Bougainville. In 1998, Leitana Nehan held the first homebrew and violence against women awareness workshop in Tinputz Primary School, and began assembling its first volunteer team for the Strengthening Communities for Peace project (see Chapter 4).

For example, Agnes Titus, with funding and training support from Helen Rosenbaum and Annie Goldflam from IWDA, organised and ran a capacity-building workshop for the Siwai District Women’s Council (LNWDA 2001a:12). The workshop was held in Tonu in the south of Bougainville from 28 September–6 October 2000. The workshop aimed to facilitate strategic planning, which involved developing a vision and strategic plan as well as furthering the understanding of organisational roles and responsibilities.

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