|Shirley Anne Sadoka is a village magistrate. She once was accused by her own family of having caused the sickness and death of her own sister. Shirley describes how they held a mediation as an important process for the family to deal with the sister’s sickness. While this was a challenging situation, the process of mediation provided a space for Shirley to maintain the relationship with her family. As a female magistrate Shirley is respected in her community and she understands the value of mediation as a process for people to deal with the challenges they face.