Peace Building and Conflict Mitigation

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We strengthen the role of rural women and youth groups in mitigating violence in the community, monitoring conflict through early warning indicators and mediating conflicts. Key policies that provide for these are UNSCR 1325 and 1820. RWPL has for over decades incorporated through its strategic polices to work towards increasing protection of women and girls rights within the North Rift region.

Visible Impact: We are more recognized for our role in conflict resolution and have been at the forefront of organizing peace campaigns in successive years, including global events like International Peace Day, World AIDS Day, Day of the African Child, etc. The peace dividend projects we have been involved in such as the Burnt Forest Community Market serve to bring all communities together in fostering a more cohesive, harmonious and tolerant society. The early warning and early response mechanisms have been established within communities as a result of the peace dialogues to the extent that any emerging tension or conflict is dealt with firmly without escalating as previously experienced. Communities are also more receptive to peace actors and calls for action.