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G40 Group of Women Leaders

G40 Group of Women Leaders

The main target group of the Women’s Leadership for Peace and Security is the G40 group of women leaders.

The group is composed of 40 women from diverse professions including teachers, humanitarian workers, lawyers, grassroots peace activists, researchers, political scientists, business professionals, historians, social workers, human rights activists and journalists from across the Greater Horn of Africa. Building on this expansive network which comprises Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Central, Puntland and Somaliland (Somalia), Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda, the G40 provides the perfect platform to advance new and inclusive visions of gender-responsive mediation and geopolitical decision-making, from grassroots upwards.

Since its inception in 2009, the G40´s achievements include:

  • Engaging in public awareness activities for 2010 Sudanese elections
  • Consulting with the Somali draft Constitution Committee
  • Mainstreaming UNSCR 1325 at Northern Uganda Peace Recovery and Development Forum
  • Helping to organize awareness raising programs for the 2010 Somaliland electoral process
  • Engaging with high level officials in Djibouti
  • Participating at local and national electoral processes as candidates

The G40 is now positioning itself to act as an advisory body at regional and international level, channelling the voices of women from the Greater Horn of Africa to bring about maximum impact on current peace and development processes across the region.

 

 

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