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Jakarta Post

International NGO calls for peace through mediation

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 25 2016   /  08:57 am

Vertical and horizontal conflicts within a country or a state do not always have to be settled through repressive measures, such as deploying military and/or police forces to bring a conflict to order, as they can also be settled through non-armed and non-violent approaches.

US-based Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI), an international non-profit organization promoting peace, has suggested that Indonesia needs to promote conflict resolution through mediation, to better prevent violence erupting.

“The field of mediation and conflict resolution ranges from what we can do between two people in a family to what can happen between nations.” Prabha Sankaranarayan, the president and CEO of Mediators Beyond Borders International, said while addressing a workshop on peace and conflict mediation in Jakarta on Saturday.

Sankaranarayan explained that MBBI, for in...