ROSSLYN, VA, May 5, 2017 – Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) is pleased to announce that it will host the 4th regional cohort of its Women in Mediation International Peace Training Institute (IPTI) in Bogota, Colombia from 8-12 May 2017. MBBI thanks Rotary International and the American Arbitration Association- International Center for Dispute Resolution for their generous funding to support 31 participants from the Andean region in receiving peacebuilding and mediation training.
This IPTI will develop the capacities of women as mediators and peacebuilders in: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. In the region, unresolved traumas of: rebel insurgencies, drug trade, military regimes, and domestic violence, present recurrent obstructions to the personal and economic wellbeing of individuals, organizations, and governments. In addition to the economic and social ties that exist between the six countries, this IPTI will strengthen existing networks of women peacebuilders in the region and introduce them, and their best practices, to other parts of the world. [Read more…]