Women Situation Room (WSR), Ghana yesterday unveiled its early warning and response mechanism to help maintain peace during the electioneering period.
It also introduced eminent women who would be in the room to offer expert advice on conflict resolution issues in communities some of which include, Madam, Ama Atta Aidoo, and a writer among others.
Madam Yvette Chesson-Wurch, who is the establishment coordinator, said the WSR Ghana’s early warning and response mechanism has trained and deployed 120 focal persons made up of men, women and youth.
The focal persons she said will be assigned to key flash points areas across the 10 regions of Ghana.
“The early warning component comprises of our focal persons monitoring and reporting on threats and incidents of violence in their respective flash point areas,” she said.
Ms. Adwoa Pokua Bame, the National Coordinator of the WSR-Ghana stated that the early response in the eminent women mediators engaging the police on resolving reports received in real times and using their clout to access leaders of political parties to intervene and resolve incidents as and when they were reported.
She stated that the mechanism is been implemented from now to the December 10, adding “We are currently introducing the WSR concept to key stakeholders and opening lines of communication to ensure effective collaboration during the electioneering period”.
The WSR is a women peace building mechanism that mitigates conflict before, during and after their elections in Africa.
It’s a non-partisan and neutral process that mobilises women in collaboration with youth to engage stakeholders to support women’s call for peaceful elections.
By Linda Naa Deide Aryeetey