Peace building: Women must put hands on deck
- 26 septembre 2022
The African continent and the world at large has been affected by socio-political crisis which has affected many citizens. In Cameroon, the global peace index was estimated at 2.7. The African country has been facing severe security challenges in four regions with many deaths and many displaced persons.
Faced with increasing threats to peace, the UN secretary general Antonio Gueterres has called for an end to racism which continues to poison all aspects of human life. Women have a pivotal role to play in the growth of peace as they are being considered the “Mother of humanity”. Over 1000 women from 93 countries have exchanged talks on how to implant peace in their various countries and communities.
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Declaration of Peace…
During online talks under the theme “women’s cooperation or the implimentation of sustainable peace”, organised by the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), experiences were shared and they all agreed on the need for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) to be legalised. This will pressure countries at war to lay down arms and protect the vulnerable- women and children.
With 105 branches in 132 countries, the IWPG has been promoting peace through female empowerment and targets 3.9 billion women across the world to realise sustainable peace.