Dialogue Fiji (DF) partnered up with The Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding (PCP) and facilitated a 1 day community education workshop at Siris Apartment conference room in Nausori on Friday 24th May. This was made possible through the Citizens- Constitution- Consolidation (C3 – Fiji Project), a project that is funded by the European Union.
The workshop was attended by a group of youth participants, who traveled from Navua, Lami, Suva and Nausori in order to build on their knowledge on democracy and democratic governance, Fiji’s constitution, human rights, and peace building approaches.
During the day, facilitation techniques such as group discussions, plenary discussions, group work on skills development for conflict analysis and management were employed to ensure that participants were able to effectively engage on human rights and democratic governance issues affecting them and utilize conflict analysis tools for conflict management and transformation, which are critical skills for building democratic cultures and societies.
A majority of the participants that attended the workshop were not familiar with conflict resolution tools before or understood the importance of their human and constitutional rights. Dialogue Fiji saw this as an excellent opportunity to create awareness among the youth participants to increase their understanding of their constitutional rights and inspire a greater willingness in them to exercise those rights.
There are four co-implementers of the C3-Fiji Project: Citizens Constitutional Forum (CCF), Dialogue Fiji (DF), Media Watch Group (MWG), and Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding (PCP).