The process to establish a Women’s Situation Room has started in Ghana. The idea is to use the experience and expertise of women in order to prevent the conflict that may arise in the November polls. The idea of a Women’s Situation Room was created by Angie Brooks International Centre and implemented in Liberia during the 2011 elections, and became a best practice for the African Union’s Gender Is My Agenda Campaign. It has also been successfully implemented in Senegal and Sierra-Leone in 2012, in Kenya in 2013, in Nigeria 2015 and in Uganda in 2016.
Counsellor Yvette Chesson-Wureh, Initiator of the Women’s Situation Room and Coordinator of the Angie Brooks International Centre, declared:
“We cannot be pro any political party, it’s not going to happen. The neutrality of the room is paramount because that is where your credibility lies and that is how you intervene after elections. People must see you as being for Ghana and not for any political party”.
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