Training on Gender and Mediation

One of the objectives of the Turkey Antenna of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network is to give trainings on conflict resolution and mediation with a gender perspective. With this aim, in October 2019, the Antenna organised 2,5 days seminars in Diyarbakır (5-7 October), Gaziantep (11-13 October), and Mardin (18-20 October). In total 73 women from civil society organization, politics, media and the business sector participated in the training. The planned training was conducted by the 6 members of the network and it included an introduction to concepts and theories as well as hands-on applications (e.g. conflict mapping) and simulations (for negotiation and mediation). Reasons for conflict, conflict-handling styles, conflict mapping non-violent communication, peaceful interventions, gender and peace, negotiation and mediation were the major topics covered in the training.