FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOSDA Commemorates the 2023 International Day of Peace by Advancing Human Security and Women, Peace, and Security
The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), a principle organisation for Peace and Securityin Ghana and the West African Region, stands in solidarity with the global community on the occasion of the 2023 International Day of Peace. This year, we commemorate the day under the theme “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals”
The International Day of Peace, observed annually on September 21st, provides an opportunity for all nations and individuals to come together in the pursuit of global peace and the resolution of conflicts. FOSDA reaffirms its commitment to fostering peace and security in the West African region and beyond.
In alignment with this year’s theme, FOSDA recognizes the critical role that women play in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Women’s inclusion and leadership in these processes are essential for achieving sustainable peace.
‘Women Acting for Peace’ : We applaud the resilience and dedication of women peacebuilders across the region who work tirelessly to create a more peaceful world.
Furthermore, FOSDA emphasizes the importance of human security, encompassing not only the absence of conflict but also addressing the underlying factors that contribute to insecurity. Our organization remains dedicated to promoting a comprehensive approach to human security that ensures the well-being and dignity of all individuals.
FOSDA calls on governments, civil society organizations, and all stakeholders to:
1. Prioritize the meaningful participation of women in peace and security initiatives.
We urge the government to allocate a national dedicated budget to implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
We also urge the government to quickly pass and usage of the affirmative action bill
2. Prioritize the meaningful participation of young people in peace and security initiatives.
We urge the government to develop a national action plan for Youth, Peace and Security on the resolution 2250.
As we mark the 2023 International Day of Peace, FOSDA reiterates its commitment to advancing human security and women, peace, and security in the West African region and beyond. Let us work together to build a more just, peaceful, and secure world for all. Let us all Act for Peace!