Fambul Tok Trains 70 Women on Peace and National Cohesion

Fambul Tok trains 70 women from Malen and Makpele chiefdoms in Pujehun district on inclusiveness, national cohesion, peace and sustainable development.

Fambul Tok Pujehun District coordinator Joseph Kargbo welcomed participants and said that the purpose of the training is for women to continue social cohesion for sustainable peace and development, mitigating resource based conflicts and strengthen community resilience in the two Districts of Pujehun and Moyamba in four chiefdoms – Upper and Lower Banta in Moyamba and Malen and Makpele in Pujehun. The project is supported by the United Nations peace- building fund through UNDP and WFP and Office of the Vice President. This is to empower women and youths in these chiefdoms have inclusive and healthier peace and development. He said the women’s groups were assessed in those chiefdoms through the council.

Lead facilitator Dr Isata Mahoi worked participants through human Rights, the Three Gender Acts, women’s rights to property, land and gender issues, registration of customary marriage, devolution of estate , policies and state laws and gender –based violence (GBV) issues. Interactive group work deliberated on what are the gender issues in our communities, who are the perpetrators, and how do we solve these problems.

At the close of the two-day training Madam Oumu Sowa of Makpele thanked Fambul Tok and UNDP for building their capacity and assured the trainers that the will take the knowledge and practice to their people in Makpele and and Sahn Malen in Pujehun district.