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Friday, 18 November 2016

Sunyani: WSR-Ghana Gathers 1000 Women To March For Peace Ahead Of December 7 Polls



A peace march organized by Women Situation Room-Ghana at Sunyani, capital of the Brong Ahafo Region saw about 1000 participants, mostly women crying for peace ahead of the upcoming December 7 polls.

A petition was presented to both the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the region calling them to affirm their absolute commitment to peaceful elections before, during and after the December 7, 2016 polls.

“As women, we suffer most with our children when there is violence and we will not look on as the security of our beloved country is compromised in the name of politics. We are gathered here today to reiterate the call for peaceful elections. As women, we are gathered here to call on your executives and supporters to do all in their power to remain calm and resolute as the Election Day unfolds.

“Development cannot take place in the midst of conflict and violence. The situation in some of our conflict afflicted sister African countries is an example for us as a country to choose the path of Peace. Ghana is touted as a shining example of Democracy in Africa and we the women of Ghana trust that the NDC Party will ensure there is peaceful elections, so the country will continue to shine on the sub-region,” reads a statement signed by the National Coordinator of WSR-Ghana, Ms. Adwoa Bame.

Participants were educated on the need to work towards a peaceful Ghana.

“Peace is in our Hands so we say to you all, The Peace Of Ghana Is In Your Hands. Let us all commit to peaceful process before, during and after December 7,” Mrs. Vida Korang, organizer for the occasion told the participants.

The WSR-Ghana is a women’s peace building mechanism that mitigates conflict before, during and after elections. It is a no-partisan process that mobilizes women in collaboration with youth to engage stakeholders to support the women’s call for peaceful elections as a peace and security measure in accordance with UNSCR 1325.

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