Post by Anissa Hassouna, Jordanian participant
I believe this meeting was successful in breaking more of the ice between the backgrounds of attending women; the debate was based on objective interventions after listening to the different points of view with respect.
On the other hand and while I enjoyed the discussions yet believe there is much room for improvement in the training component which could benefit from different scenarios and untraditional approaches.
I recommend that peace-building literature be used as reference for points of departure before holding the meetings, but upon convening we need focused agendas with practical tips to move forward in view of lessons learned from other experiences of conflict resolution based on 1325.
I believe future meetings should have more time to allow for more constructive outcomes which also require more diversity in country representation.
I liked the preliminary session of exercise with the fun & relaxing atmosphere.
Thank you all for a lovely gathering.