Miriam Labanue serves as a mediation and peacebuilding trainer in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Region. She focuses on building bridges and engaging with emerging leaders and youths in remote rural areas. She also undertakes counselling and peer to peer dialogue with the conflicting parties, 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. Prior to becoming a mediator Miriam was a social worker.