This training program aimed to employ the power and reach of new and digital media, combined with peacebuilding context, audience specific education, development, and networking to highlight and grow the influence and impact of peacebuilders in Pakistan. By supporting this uniquely situated group and building upon their powerful community voice and action, this training aimed to strengthen the ability of women, and their male supporters, to reduce the influence of extremist ideologies and narratives that generate significant insecurity and violence across Pakistan.
By creating and amplifying inspiring and stereotype-defying examples of women and men who are courageously working for community cohesion and reducing extremism narratives, this training provided alternative examples of powerful women and supportive men who counter violence in communities across Pakistan.
The training encouraged community engagement with published materials and embody a conversational, multi-sided exchange among peacebuilders, supporters, community members, and the broader public. By intentionally directing discourse around violent extremism and its related issues, the training program emphasizes essential messages, including female peacebuilders’ critical role in Pakistan.
To strengthen and expand impact and influence of peacebuilders, it was pre-eminent to enhance their theoretical knowledge, interpersonal skills, and technical skills. The training curriculum was designed with the purpose to empower peacebuilders with all required knowledge and skills. At one side of it, Peace perspectives helped enhancing the knowledge while on the other hand, modules on leadership, communication digital production and project management elevated their interpersonal, technological, technical and management skills. It was cautiously sequenced to begin from increasing knowledge to enhancing interpersonal skills to strengthening technical skills, and to wrap with the immediate verified output in terms of conceptualized peace action project.
After this five-module based training learners exhibited increased
confidence, using and sharing information, learning and ideas, and using activities and skills aiming to solve problems related to peace and conflict in their communities. These skills, build confidence and support work in other life areas as well as post PAP.
responsibility, through learning and applying skills like leadership skills, designing interventions, team building, self-assessment and other in this training, will prepare them to become effective peace activists, helping them to become active and responsible members of society.
reflectiveness, through making connections between different aspects of identified problems and training modules and considering the outcomes of conflict transformation, and Peace action plan.
innovation, through solving both familiar and unfamiliar problems in different ways, selecting from a range of provided knowledge via communication, networking, media, conflict transformation and project management techniques during training.
engagement, by the effectiveness and structure of this training module in their sustainable Peace action plans, its patterns and training many applications to real life situations.