" Working for Justice and Peace is a Question of Balance."

Protection Of Rights Of Vulnerable Groups In The Archdiocese Of Bamenda.

32px-project-begeleiding-icon ONGOING PROJECT

The Justice and Peace Commission through this project intends to contribute towards improving the living situation of the inhabitants of the Bamenda region, through the promotion of respect for and compliance with Civil and general Human Rights, Democratic Rules and the condemnation of Corruption.

Specific Objectives:

1. Access to justice for vulnerable  groups in the North West Region has improved

2. The number of illegal arrests and illegal detentions has decreased in the four target prisons

3. Community Vigilante Groups develop methods to effectively prevent Child Trafficking

4. Survivors of Child Trafficking have been successfully reintegrated in their families and communities

JPC Coordinator is invited by the German Minister of Foreign Affairs

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The Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Yaounde, Mr. Lars Leymann received, in the office of the Embassy, Mrs Laura Anyola Tufon, Coordinator of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Bamenda, and Mr. Zounedou Mfonyoumdi, Secretary General of the Islamic Superior Council of Cameroon on the 1st of March, 2017. This reception was in response to an invitation from the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs to attend a meeting on the responsibility of religion on peace to take place from the 22nd to 23rd of May 2017 at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin.

JPC Coordinator With German Foreign Minister

Peace Journalism Training is Organised for Journalists

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The Justice and Peace Service in a One Day training which took place on the 05th of July, 2016 equipped some 20 journalists from print and audio-visual media houses in the North West Region with skills in Peace Journalism.

Facilitated by Rev. Mokoko Mbue Thomas, National Communication Secretary, of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC), and Alexander Vojvoda, Community Manager at CBS Radio in Buea was very interactive in nature, with practical case studies and group works to enable participants have a mastery of basic concepts.

When editors and reporters make choices about what to report, and how to report it – that creates opportunities for society at large to consider and to value non-violent responses to conflict. This is Peace Journalism. It emphasizes the rule of DUALISM; ‘on the one hand… on the other hand… in the end, only time will tell’ -and seeks to Give Peace a Chance. This is unlike War journalism which is about conflict that has a value bias towards violence and violent groups. It usually leads audiences to overvalue violent responses to conflict and ignore non-violent alternatives.

Role of Media in Peace Buildingwas also higlighted, while expantiating on some models to facilitate participants‘ understanding; Conflict Mapping, Conclict Tree, and Onion Analysis.

Family Photo with JournalistsGroup work during trainingAlexander Vojvoda during trainingCoordinator of JPS with facilitators

Potential Paralegals are trained on Relevant Laws, Counseling, Mediation, and Arbitration

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The Coordinator of the Service highlights the Key Concepts of Counseling, Mediation and ArbitrationJustice Mr. Awasom highlights the Basics of some Relevant LawsA Cross-Section of participants during trianingA Cross-Section of participants during trianingA Cross-Section of participants during trianingA Cross-Section of participants during trianing

It is obvious that we cannot always be everywhere all the time. It is within this backdrop that we identified some Justice and Peace Commission members from Parishes within the various Deaneries of the Archdiocese of Bamenda and trained them on their role as Paralegals, some Relevant Laws, and on practical techniques in Counseling, Mediation, and Arbitration.

The Peace and Development Officer embarks on a tour to project sites of the Service

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After officially welcoming and introducing the Peace and Development Officer, (PDO) Frauke DiβelkÖtter to the work of the Justice and Peace Service (JPS), it is imperative that she gets to know the project sites and meet the people/institutions which benefit from our services and projects, not leaving out those she colaborates with.

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