Today, WILPF hosted the “Feminist Peace Movement in Africa” Forum, at the University of Ghana in Accra, in advance of the WILPF 32nd International Triennial Congress. The Forum brought together more than 200 peace activists and aimed to be a space to mobilise feminist solidarity for the strong and innovative nonviolent work in Africa.
WILPF members from all over the continent and numerous organisations, like Together We Built, Embrace Dignity, MenEngage Alliance, YWCA of Liberia, Women Situation Room and Sonke Gender Justice were invited to speak and share their expertise during sessions and group discussions.
Discussions explored the historic and current realities of women working for peace in Africa, the root causes of violence, women’s role and impact in social transformation, economic justice and peace, as well as the synergies between Africa and global feminist peace movements .
Have a look at some of the best moments in the video below:
Photo credits: Integritipr
Music credits: Bensound