Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ambazonie: Leymah Gbowee pleads protection of children and women

Eight years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian national, came to carry her message of peace to Cameroon. The socio-political situation in the North West and South West regions did not leave the winner indifferent.

At the head of a delegation of the United Nations Organization for Women (UN Women), she was received Wednesday, April 17 by the chairman of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, Peter Mafany Musonge. Leymah Gbowee was built on the missions of the CNPBM.

"Opportunity for her to salute the efforts to promote bilingualism and multiculturalism multiplied with this organization, but more to carry a message that seems to correspond to these missions," reads the columns of the daily newspaper Cameroon Tribune on newsstands Thursday 18 April 2019.

On the crisis in the North West and South West regions, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate "recognizes that it is difficult to know if it is a question of a specific conflict or war. She is certain: The humanitarian situation is suffering through the days. And especially women and children. That's why Leymah Gbowee advocates for these categories, "notes CT.

Concerned about the fate of these categories, Leymah Gbowee recalls that "the future of children is seriously compromised with access to school difficult for some. Women for many live in particularly difficult conditions.

According to Cameroon Tribune, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who refrained from taking a stand "expressed the wish to see the dialogue between the government and civil society intensify, in order to preserve the humanitarian principles in these regions".

Leymah Gbowee is co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. She won the award following her commitment to peace in a women's network, which helped end the war in Liberia in 2003.