Miriam Labanue is serving as a mediation and peacebuilding trainer in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Region. Her focus area is building bridges and engaging with emerging leaders and youths in remote rural areas. She is also doing counselling and peer to peer dialogue with the conflicting parties and mostly targeting women and girls who are
victims of the violence. Recently, she has been mediating unresolved issues in the local communities of Bougainville, specifically in the Konnou where communities are still experiencing conflict. Miriam was a social worker prior to becoming a mediator.