Peacebuilding Practice - A Textbook for Practitioners

An Overview of Concept and Practice in Southeast Asia

Often, schools are complicit in, or contribute to conflict because they reproduce and spread the skills, values, attitudes, and social relationships that support the power dynamics which generate and perpetuate violence. When and if violence ceases, critical institutions such as schools must commit to changing the conditions that lead to violent conflict, otherwise, they will remain part of the problem. However, by committing to change, schools and the teachers, learners, and impacted communities they serve can become a critical and transformational part of the solution. As Women Peace Makers (WPM) embarks on the peace education initiative using peer mediation, teacher and student participants have requested a basic reading textbook on peacebuilding topics to alleviate the shortage of such resources in Cambodia. As a direct response to such requests, this book is now materialized to foster a culture of nonviolence and sustainable peace in Cambodia. The purpose of this book is to offer a brief overview of concepts of peacebuilding while introducing teachers and learners to the various tools and types of interventions utilized in the field that are culturally responsive to the Southeast Asia context and demonstrate the complex nature of peace building.



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