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Title: Strengthening the Capacities of Women of the West African Sub-Region for Peace Building
Authors: Asamoah-Hassan, Helena R.
Issue Date: 7-Dec-2001
Abstract: The paper begins with a discussion about what peace means and what can disturb it. Peace building is then defined and discussed. The effects of conflict on women and why women should be involved in peace building are presented. The efforts of some organizations advocating the inclusion of women in peace initiatives are then discussed. Strategies which can be used by Governments and NGO’s to ensure that women are mainstreamed in peace initiatives and their direct contributions to equip women to handle their expected new role are outlined. The activities of women and women’s organizations towards building peace are treated including the use of media technology to enhance their work. Some local initiatives for peace building in Ghana are then presented. Research which is the academic community ‘s assistance to women to enable them participate actively in peace building initiatives is treated bringing out the areas which need to be worked on for best results.
Description: Paper presented at a Consultative Meeting organized by Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peace Advocacy (CCRPA), Lagos and UNESCO Regional Programme for Social and Human Sciences, Dakar at Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria from 3rd - 6th December, 2001
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4191
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