Peace Counts, Streetfootball and Women Empowerment


"We just completed an amazing event on culture of peace and reconciliation for Karbis and Rengma women, two former hostile tribes, in the conflict prone region Karbi Anglong in the Northeast Indian state of Assam," tells Leban Serto, local coordinator for the project Peace Counts on Tour of Berghof Foundation. Like last year, the local trainer team independently conducts Peace Counts Workshops for different target groups in several federal states of Northeast India. In early May they organized a big streetfootball tournament in Wokha. Eight mixed teams participated in the tournament and played for goals as well as fair play points. About two weeks later a trainer team qualified a group of social workers from Guwahati. The month ended with a second event in Karbi Anglong with more than 300 participating community members. Since the beginning of the year 2015 various organisations increasingly demand Peace Counts workshops.

Local Press Coverage on the Peace Event in Wokha:

The Morung Express, 14 May 2015, p. 10