THERE is a lot of work that needs to be done before true reconciliation can take place inside the country.
Peace-building participants highlighted this during a peace-building meeting organised last week in Honiara.
Up to 13 people attended the meeting that gave them the opportunity to share their stories as peace-builders.
The individuals represent various NGOs and groups in town who were part of peace-building networks.
A recently graduated student who studied peace building in the States, Joyce Manakako, said the purpose of the meeting was to meet and hear from experience from each participant, and to know what they are doing in terms of peace-building.
“The occasion also gave opportunity to hear some stories from women who are doing peace-building in the country.”
Ms Manakako said peace-building is a range of effort by government peace ministries and groups of women trying to address the root causes of the conflicts.
She said conflict is not all about work but different types of conflicts so peace-building is that everything that we do.
“Whatever is shared among the participants would be something we can build on and work together to build peace in Solomon Islands,” Ms Manakako said.
Some of the participants have been involved in peace building activities and programs during their youth days.
Vois Blo Mere facilitated the meeting, which is held every Thursday with peace builders’ networks.
By TRIXIE CARTER