Building Peace in Venezuela

Doris Barreto

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Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2014
Location: Palais des Nations
Date: 19/09/2014

Doris explains the importance of creating neutral spaces for rival neighbouring communities to come together peacefully and discuss sources of tension between them. She illustrates this with examples from her own work with the movement “Fe y Alegría” in Venezuela.

Tags: Community,  Conflict Resolution,  Dialogue,  Mediation,  Peace,  Venezuela

Doris Barreto


Doris is a Venezuelan peacebuilder. Her various experiences have enabled her to bring different local community members together. Through her involvement in “Fe y Alegria”, she reached out to impoverished and excluded people so as to enable them to better integrate and participate in Venezuelan society. Doris has also been involved in reducing armed violence. Doris strives to develop partnerships and works alongside other institutions in Venezuela in order to promote social activities for different community groups. Doris is also pursuing her peacebuilding activities by working in a community center in Catuche.