Reaching out to all groups

Building peace involves everyone

Photo credit: Interpeace

Photo credit: Interpeace

Exclusion or marginalization of key¬†groups of society sows the seeds for¬†renewed violence, deepening resentment and giving them the opportunity to undermine the process. Our peacebuilding¬†programmes are designed to¬†include participants from across¬†society ‚Äď even those who are typically¬†overlooked or seen as difficult to¬†engage with. This inclusive approach¬†ensures that a broad base of social¬†groups share a sense of ownership¬†and responsibility for reconciliation¬†and the rebuilding of their society.

Inclusion engages all parties in a process of change and begins to build bridges of understanding. This, in time, enables the society collectively to move towards moderation and compromise.