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An article from Diario de Pernambuco (translated by CPNN)
The conflict mediators trained by the Secretariat of Justice and Rights (SJDH) began to work in two conflict mediation centers opened in the districts of Rio Doce in Olinda and Bomba do Hemetério in Recife. The spaces are part of a set of eight that will be implemented in six districts of the metropolitan region and managed by four Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), with the support of the State Government through the SJDH, and the Conflict Mediation Program of the Executive Secretariat of Rights Human Rights (SEDH). The partnership was signed on July 18 with the NGO’s, Collective Mulher Vida, Grupo Ruas and Praças, Cáritas Brasileira NE2 and Grupo Adolescer.
Seminar for Community Conflict Mediators in Recife
The Bomba do Hemetério community nucleus is in operation at the Giganda do Samba, at Rua das Pedras. The space, managed by Cáritas Brasileira NE2, has four mediators and offers initial assistance on Monday from 8am to 1pm and on Friday from 2pm to 5pm. It is necessary for the interested party to present their identity card and inform the contact telephone number. After an initial evaluation, the mediation will be scheduled.
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In Rio Doce, the community nucleus works at the Composer Antônio Maria Polyvalent School, located at Avenida Acácias. In the space, which is managed by the Collective Mulher Vida, the service is carried out by three mediators, on Wednesday from 9am to 11am, and on Friday, from 2pm to 4pm. Those interested must attend the place with photo identification and proof of residence.
Santo Amaro is the next neighborhood to have a center inaugurated. This Tuesday, at 13h, the Adolescent Nucleus opens the doors for the population. On Thursday it is the turn of the Grupo Ruas and Praças to start serving the community. The inauguration of the space happens at 13.30.
The mediators underwent training lasting 40 hours of classes, taught between July 18 and August 08 by the technical team of the Conflict Mediation Program of SEDH, formed by a psychologist, social worker and lawyer. Among the topics covered in the training were human rights, culture of peace, conflicts, community mediation, the role of mediator and the social assistance network.