Guma Maureen Kirungi

The role of women & girls in peace building in Africa

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Conflict in Africa has become the tune of the day; as you read this, over 10 African countries are having either conflict, armed struggle for civil unrest and countless others are recovering from conflict. During conflict, women, girls and children are most affected majorly because they are not usually recruited in the armed struggle; they are key caretakers of the family and therefore very vulnerable. Their contribution during and after conflict is very crucial and they shouldn’t be excluded in any peace building processes initiated by Governments, NGOs or Peace Coalitions.