Talking about Mediation using the ADR?I was doing some voluntary work on Mediation for almost 10 years and the problem I have encountered were the lack of cooperation of the Judges. Some of the Judges are not willing to refer cases filed in court to be Mediated by the Mediators assigned by the Supreme Court. It's just that there is a sort of jealousy or greed of power, but at least there are also a couple of Judges who are very cooperative with the Supreme Court's project; "RECONCILIATION" this…See More
In the student house where I live, there are lots of students here from Uganda. They are scholars. Most of them take Masters in Accounting and Finance. One Uganda lady here became my good friend. We go together to…"
Am so grateful you wrote to me asking if am a politician. Yes indeed, i am.
Like i said, i work as a council speaker in my District council. I come from Northern part of Uganda which have been hit by insurgency of the Lord…"
"Nice to meet you here Peter. You said you are a legislator? Is that mean that you are one of the politician in your country? You have mentioned here that the peace in uganda is a question for everyone. As a politician in your country, what…"
I need your idea or opinion on this matter. There are lots of discussions and issues to be resolved regarding this matter. Mediators itself (from abroad), faces descrimination/indiferences from Mediators in Europe?See More
"hello muhammad, nice to meet you here in peace and collaborative network. it is nice to know there are more people who are involve in working for peace. with joint efforts we can build strength that will conquer obstacles in attaining PEACE. we…"
"Hello Rosana, it has been a while, hope that this message finds you well. please note that I sent you the information you requested for my artist program for peace through the firstname.lastname@example.org email you provided me. best wishes, Andrew"
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I built my character (qualifications) since I want to serve the community especially in conflict resolution where it led me to become an accredited ADR Mediator by Supreme Court of the Philippines resolving court annexed referred cases not only in Davao City but in some parts of Region XI, Mindanao, Philippines.
I intend to link myself with the Asia-Pacific Mediation Forum, United Nations Associations of the National Capital Area, Philippine Mediation Center, Parole and Probation Volunteer Aide, and other peace and conflict organizations so that I may be able to enhance myself in resolving conflicts.
That is why I want to be a member of Peace and Collaborative Development Network so that I can link myself with the other peacekeeping networks.
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Philippines, EUROPE, ASEAN countries and North America.
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Accredited Supreme Court Mediator of the Philippines
I would like to bring to your attention a change in dates for the "Asia Pacific Mediation Leadership Summit - From Talk To Action". The earlier posted Summit date of 6 - 8 July 2011 has changed to 2 - 4 December 2011, due to the Thai elections that took place early July this year.
The Summit Coordination Committee and all collaborators are working hard to make this an unforgettable event! For more information, do have a look on:
Am so grateful you wrote to me asking if am a politician. Yes indeed, i am.
Like i said, i work as a council speaker in my District council. I come from Northern part of Uganda which have been hit by insurgency of the Lord Resistance Army, LRA. Am sure you must have heard of it. We as council have tried our best to settle our population back to to their homes.
They lack nearly all the basics including food. The population is characterized by child headed families and widows.
The gov't of Uganda also tried their best in the settling of the people and reconstruction of northern uganda but never possible to meet individual problems.
Looking for friends like you outside there is to help me get away out to get to school to pursue a masters programme possible in community works so am able through my capacity built to help out out people and also through networking with the outside world.
I should be very grateful if in anyway, you possibly help me link to the outside world for any possible help to our people and me as an individual.
I should be able to communicate to you every time so we help me find away out helping our people.
Am also finally requesting you to help me get scholarship to pursue masters programme out there.
Hello Rosana, it has been a while, hope that this message finds you well. please note that I sent you the information you requested for my artist program for peace through the email@example.com email you provided me. best wishes, Andrew
Thank you very much for your reply. I am happy that I can learn something from you. I agree with you that to stop the violence be started from ourself. The we must be able to make other people not to do harm and violence.
By the way, I am publishing a grassroots woman magazine in Aceh, Indonesia. I wonder if you could contribute a short essay or article. It will be very useful.
hello Rosa ~ thanks for your comments. It sounds like you are well on your way to contributing to peace and helping to relieve others of suffering. I feel like I am just beginning my journey towards helping others. I think we have in common our mediator work in the court systems. I look forward to future connections and learning more about your work. Blessing and peace. Gillian
Very much inspired with your kind words. We have to make the efforts on our own and it really matters. Small efforts here and there at local levels are really needed to ameliorate the sufferings of the victimised and disadvantaged children and women. Recently, I have submitted a project proposal on "Child Budgeting in Jammu and Kashmir" to Ford Foundation for funding, as a part of larger initiatives by Delhi based NGO, Haq, so that children part in the government budget should be enhanced to improve their education, health and skill conditions.
Once again, thanks for the encouragement and support. Keep in touch and share your work and experiences.
Kuan Yin : She who harkens to the cries of the world
Wise in using skilful means
In every corner of the world
She manifests her countless forms
Sri Lanka: After the final round of armed violence: a need for a vision of the future. Citizens of the World call for creative responses to the challenge of new government structures.
On 19 May 2009, the Government of Sri Lanka proclaimed an end to the fighting against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan (LTTE), one of the world’s most enduring insurgencies. The LTTE had once controlled a quarter of Sri Lanka’s territory as they had pressed their campaign for an independent state for the country’s Tamil minority. Some 265,000 people have been displaced during the past several months in this last round of fighting.
Thus the major issue today is no longer calling for negotiations between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE but rather to encourage all parties to look toward the future in a spirit of reconciliation.
The armed conflict, which began in 1983, has taken an estimated 70,000 lives with many wounded and lives broken. The psychological wounds are deep, and the healing of individual traumas with psycho-spiritual techniques is a real priority.
There is a need to develop governmental structures in which all citizens will feel that they belong and that their interests are safeguarded. Citizens of the World have often proposed federal structures as a way of respecting differences in a pluralistic society while providing the possibilities of joint action.
Such federal forms of government were agreed to in 1987 with the India-Sri Lanka accord leading to the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lanka Constitution. The Amendment provides for the establishment of provincial councils. Unfortunately, these councils have never become functional.
The suffering of the war may sow the seeds of future unrest and a desire for revenge unless steps are taken quickly to develop flexible structures which provide real regional autonomy.
We hope that you will join with other Citizens of the World in this call for creative responses in Sri Lanka
* Rene Wadlow, Representative to the United Nations, Geneva, Association of World Citizens
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