Shanti Malika, a context for skill building
and capacity building among diverse women from Nepal
At the request of Shanti Malika, a network of nine organizations working
for women’s empowerment, peace with justice through dialogic
processes and non-violent strategies, WISCOMP facilitated an interactive
meeting and workshop of Shanti Malika representatives in New Delhi.
The meeting titled Networking for Peace, was organized at India International
Centre in December 2005. The workshop provided a context for skill
development and capacity building among women from diverse backgrounds
in the backdrop of an acknowledgement that the experiences and knowledge
of women activists in peace-building had not yet been able to influence
the peace agenda in Nepal. Reconciliation, dialogue, and non-violent
engagement formed the conceptual building blocks of this interaction.