Culture of Peace

Background

This proposal was born as a pilot initiative focused on addressing the issue of the culture of peace with the Casa Tres Patios pedagogical methodology. It is a project that seeks to bring together the peace dialogues held between the national government and the FARC-EP, with the concept of a culture of peace. Thus, the task of landing national realities that become distant and in many cases incomprehensible is undertaken through citizen training for those who live in territories affected by violence, but who on many occasions do not understand its effects.

Memories of the process in the Moravia neighborhood 2016

Memories of the process in the Niquitao neighborhood 2016

Objectives

Explain the peace process through the  pedagogical methodology to promote the construction of a culture of peace and reconciliation in children, youth and adults in different neighborhoods in Medellín.

 

  • Promote spaces for conversation around the issue of conflict in the spaces inhabited by the participants.

  • Encourage processes of citizen appropriation of the agreement "For the termination of the conflict and the construction of a stable and lasting peace."

  • Strengthen territorial peace initiatives present in the spaces linked to the project.

Scope

75 boys, girls, youth and women.

3 neighborhoods of Medellín (Antioquia): Niquitao, Villa del Socorro and Moravia.

3 community nodes: Moravia Cultural Development Center, Eduardo Galeano House and the Héctor Abad Gómez Educational Institution (San Lorenzo Headquarters)

Period of realization: July to November 2016.

Achievements
With the kids

In a coexistence characterized by hostility and separation, where children interact based on violence, it was a great achievement to establish a work dynamic in which they could organize, reconcile and function with children who were not part of their circle of friends, carrying out the activities that required creativity, learning and communication.

 

Listening and being heard overcoming the fear of mockery, censorship and error, integrating at the same time the contributions and collective reflections that planted the seeds of acceptance and naturalness of human differences and the alternatives to live with them through non-violence.

 

With young people

Begin to develop an analytical and critical relationship with the environment, providing them with personal tools to recognize themselves as active and constructive subjects within society and their immediate surroundings.

 

Expansion of information and knowledge of the different life alternatives for decision-making regarding their future and regarding the interpretation of local, national and international reality, beyond what they know through traditional media.

 

Citizen training based on the understanding of the main historical events and social, economic, territorial, migratory and conflict processes that the country has experienced, and that have directly affected them, with a view to practicing a truthful and lasting peace.

 

With Women Community Leaders

Construction of their life stories around the recognition and appreciation that the contribution of the narration of their experience makes to the history of the armed conflict and even more, to the history of the tireless search for peace.

 

Proposal of a roadmap for future actions that these women have decided to undertake as trainers in human rights for people who are in detention centers.

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Casa Tres Patios, Carrera 50A #63-31, Barrio Prado, Medellín, Colombia, T. +57 4 571 7798, comunicacion@casatrespatios.org