Try to Imagine You’re a Mother

   •    January 19, 2012

Sometimes it is difficult to see people beyond the anger of armed conflict, but international mediator Stella Sabiiti uses the image of a smiling infant to remind parties that there is more to their enemy than meets the eye.

Grounded in her own experience of war and torture, Ms. Sabiiti has spent 30 years preparing armed groups, government, and communities for negotiation and mediation, and advising appointed negotiators and mediators. Supporting peace processes internationally, she specializes in small arms and light weapons, including disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration, as well as security sector reform. At Inclusive Security’s 2011 Colloquium, Ms. Sabiiti explained one technique for bringing mediation processes down to a level of mutual understanding.

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