Young women peacebuilders call for the meaningful participation of women in peacebuilding and leadership

On International Day of Non-Violence, African Students For Interfaith Tolerance (ASFIT) convened a dialogue with three inspiring young women peacebuilders from three different countries namely Cameroon, India and Ghana as part of its Public Lecture Series and Roundtable Discussions.

The theme for the dialogue was ‘Peacebuilding and Leadership Where Do Women Stand?’

It was a unique opportunity for the audience to learn, appreciate and support the work of these incredible young women peacebuilders contributing actively to making the world more peaceful and safer for everyone.

The panelists included Ms. Sirri Cynthia Wakuna Ngang who is a young peace activist from Cameroon, Ms. Sohini Jana from India is the Director of JK Policy Institute and Co-founder of Online Circle of Compassion, and Ms. Issah Rahama, Founder of Advocates for Community Development(ACDEV) and is from Ghana.

The panelists called for the meaningful participation of women in peacebuilding and leadership as they touched on some of the challenges they encounter in the line of doing their work. They urged young women to venture into leadership and peacebuilding.

The Executive Director for Savannah Women Integrated Development Agency (SWIDA-GH), Hajia Alima Sagito – Saeed who was the guest speaker expressed her excitement with the success of the event and urged that the discussion should continue even after the event. She also urged African Students For Interfaith Tolerance to keep up the good work in promoting peace and interfaith harmony in Ghana.

You can find the recorded version of the discussion below. 

Story by;

Nathlaine Matilda Marfo

Women’s Affairs Coordinator, African Students For Interfaith Tolerance.


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