WAELA Africa Foundation to hold Peace summit in Windhoek in November

15 Oct 2018 16:40pm
REHOBOTH, 15 OCT (NAMPA) – The Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment (WAELE) Foundation in Africa will hold the eighth International Peace Summit in Windhoek between 01 and 03 November.
The summit will be held under the theme ‘The Role of African Women in Peace and Sustainable Development’ and will bring together a high-powered delegation of government officials, African women leaders, African opinion leaders and other stakeholders.
A media statement issued on Monday said the conference will discuss various themes, including the domestication of UN Security Council Resolution UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security; peacekeeping and nation building; and the role of traditional/religious leaders in peace and sustainable development.
Other points to be discussed include the role of the media in peace management, negotiation and transformation, women and children trafficking, and the socio-economic and devastating effects in Africa that include effects of ethno-religious conflict on women and children in Africa and the role of the youth in conflict transformation, mediation and national development.
Delegates will deliberate on ways to strengthen the political understanding of women and their role in conflict prevention, resolution and post-conflict peace building.
The summit will serve as a platform for various stakeholders, including female political leaders, peace researchers, government officials and non-government actors to develop strategies to publicise women’s efforts for peace and non-violence.