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Mediation Awareness Week 2017


Mediation Awareness Week, which takes place 7th to 14th October 2017, will highlight the benefits of mediation and the opportunity it offers to resolve conflict right across our society.

During this week, mediators from community groups, professional bodies, educational establishments, public bodies and family interest groups will give their time voluntarily to help the Irish public understand what mediation is and the important role it can play in resolving disputes between individuals, businesses and community organisations.

Mediation Awareness Week opens on Saturday 7th October. Over 30 events will take place throughout Ireland. A full calendar of events may be found here.

Want to get involved? The website set up specifically for Mediation Awareness Week has lots of ideas about how you can get involved. Check it out here

Mediation is a successful and cost-effective alternative to going to Court. It saves time, money and important relationships. Mediators do not make decisions or judgments, instead they quickly and expertly help people in conflict to reach their own agreement together. Mediation Awareness Week will highlight the benefits of this highly effective process and the opportunity it offers to resolve conflict right across our society.

The biggest challenge for mediation is that people are generally not aware of its existence and when they are aware, there is misunderstanding. The sole objective of Mediation Awareness Week is to grow awareness, knowledge and use of mediation right across the island of Ireland.

Source: Mediation Awareness Week

Further Reading:
Access our Article Ten Things to Know About Mediation
The Law Centre Comments on the Mediation Bill 2017
Project Officer Sonya Keniry talks about the Centre's Peer Mediation Programme
Family Mediation Explained
Conflict Management Coaching workshop 2017