Peacebuilding: Women urged to take lead

By FAWAH Agather M. 

In a world where more than 50 countries are in war including Cameroon, women have been called to be peace builders, complement each other and not compete instead.

This was during the launch of the ICAN, International Civil society Action Network by the Centre for Advocacy in Gender Equality and Action for Development, CAGEAD on Thursday March 12 2020.


 Peace journalist Roseline Obah while talking to participants say women peace builders especially female journalists should change the narrative, stop blaming men because most of women's efforts are watered down by other women

Despite women being called to be peace builders, the challenges the face towards peace building are enormous such as: gender stereotypes, unequal power structures and threats from conflicting parties.

 Mme Waah Clotilda Andiensa CEO of CAGEAD in her launch declaration called on men to listen to women and their ideas. And also that peace can't be achieved by force but by through mutual agreement. That women should be protected, have an obligation towards them, appreciated and provided resources for peace building. While talking to the press after the event, Mme Waah said the launch was part of international events to promote women peace builders.

Waah Clotilda Andiensa CEO of CAGEAD

The She Builds Peace,Stand with Women Peace Builders was launched under the auspices of the regional delegate for women's empowerment and the family for the NWR ,Mr Wirba Asan who said women should be peace builders for women and children are greater victims when peace is disturbed.