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Women’s Role in Peace and Security in Central Africa


Peace is among humanity's highest values and has different meanings to different people but the most popular being an absence of dissension, violence, or war. Most nations consider a peaceful society a secured one. In almost all the African cultures, peace and security are equated with health, well being, harmony and tranquillity. The African society for years has experienced violence whether physical or psychological with women being most vulnerable.


Violence has been one of the tools used to force and keep women in background both at home and in public places. In most peace advocating organisations, the number of men overshadows that of women. However, despite the maltreatment of women and underestimation of their capability in conflict solving, women have proven beyond reasonable doubt to be great peacemakers, who have got what it takes to create and ensure a peaceful and safe environment for every human.


to provide expert advice and promote conversations around topics that favour the participation of women in the media sector in equal conditions, for building and maintaining peace in Central Africa held a two-day conference in Sao Tome and Principe. The conference ran from the 4th to the 5th of November 2016, and observed “The role women play in peace and security in Central Africa”
The UN Security Council continues to act out on its resolution 1325 which states the important role women have to play in “the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and post-conflict reconstruction.”


Fact: Present-day issues affect peace and security. This is the reason why women step in and contribute in the struggle of establishing a peaceful and secured society, hence the theme of the maiden edition of the FEPPSAC’s Peace and Security conference.
It was an assembly like none other. The participants at the event came to realise the importance of being peace influencers and were inspired to add more strategies to their existing qualities, as peace ambassadors.
It is an initiative aimed at bringing to existence a New Central Africa; a more secured and peaceful society.







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