Women Peace Negotiator’s Training Program in Bangkok, Thailand

Deadline:  20 November 2014
Open to: female candidates
Venue: 7th-10th December 2014, Bangkok, Thailand


International Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IIPDS) in cooperation with Asian Resource Foundation (ARF) and Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN), announces Women Peace Negotiator’s Training Program” in Bangkokscheduled on 7th -10th of December, 2014. The program is soliciting applications from potential female candidates interested in peace negotiations, lawyers, mediators, human rights activist, youth leaders and advocacy campaigners. and to those who are interested to develop and share their knowledge and skills in the related field.

Training Overview

The post-cold war era witnessed the shift in conflict patterns from inter to intra state conflicts with more diverse and complex characteristics ranging from socio-economic and political to ethno-religious conflicts. The rise of extremism and terrorism has been perceived as global threat. Regime change and transitions has politicized the use of violence. Hegemony and power domination are destabilizing regions and countries. Regardless of its nature, modern day’s conflict has witnessed destructive violence with human casualties. Today, nearly 90 percent of current war casualties are civilians, the majority of whom are women and children. Violence against women is greatly exacerbated in conflict zones. It is well said that “women are the hardest hit of the conflict”, as the victimization perpetuates lifetime. It shows the importance of women’s participation in shaping theirs as well as country’s future which often starts with peace negotiations.

Training Objectives
1. To offer a sharing and learning platform from the experience of peace negotiators and activist
2. To Provide participants deeper insights on peace negotiations through theoretical and practical sessions
3. To promote the equal participation and career development of women in peace negotiation through the enhancement of their negotiation skills
4. To establish a network of women peace activists and negotiators



This training program is designed for women. Hence, women representative from following fields and institutions can participate:

  1.  Negotiators, mediators, arbitrators and humanitarian workers
  2.  Government professionals working for peace
  3.  Human rights activists and civil society leaders
  4.  NGOs and INGOs (national and international staffs working on peace)
  5.  This course is also open for women specialists (civil, police, military) currently working or who are planning to work in complex humanitarian and peace operations



  •  Course Fee: 100 USD
  •  Organizers do not provide participants airfare and visa expenses. Successful participant are responsible for their travels and visa expenses
  •  Local transportation, accommodation and foods are covered by organizers during the course



Please e-mail duly filled application form and latest CV with passport size photo to peacestudies@arf-asia.org for registration. Application forms can be requested sending email to peacestudies@arf-asia.org or you can directly download from HERE
       Deadline of submission of Application: 20th November, 2014


Contact Person
Mr. Dirgha Raj Sigdel
Program Coordinator
International Institute of Peace and Development Studies
c/o ARF and AMAN

Email: dirgharaj@arf-asia.org or  peacestudies@arf-asia.org
Phone: +66-866275078

The official web-page.


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