GPPAC Southeast Asia has released a statement on 'Women’s Participation in 2015 Myanmar General Elections'. Read the full statement below. The Women’s Solidarity for Peace and Democratic Governance in Myanmar- Burma is a solidarity page that seeks to promote exchanges of ideas and support for women ( and men) working for peace, human security and democratic... Read More About GPPAC SEA Statement on Women’s Participation in 2015 Myanmar General Elections »
Press Release Accra, 17 September, 2015 The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, WANEP expresses profound regret over the recent political instability and unconstitutional change of government in Burkina Faso ahead of the presidential elections scheduled for October 11, 2015. This situation, which has instigated demonstrations by the population plunges the country... Read More About WANEP Concerned About The Political Instability and Military Incursion in Burkina Faso »
Even though the elections in the Solomon Islands of 2010 were relatively violence free, the scars of the riots of 2006 are still fresh. Now with new elections expected to take place in October or November of this year, there are strong reasons to fear violence will disrupt the electoral process once again. Firstly, there are indications that electoral fraud will be even higher this year... Read More About Fears for New Electoral Violence in the Solomon Islands »
As in my previous blog referring to the media coverage on the Sierra Leone elections, one article in the Guardian was striking in its lack of depth when describing what it referred to as the 'peace industry' during the elections in Ghana. In response to the article ' Ghana Makes Peace a Priority in Election Campaign ' of 2 December 2012, I submitted the following letter to the editor... Read More About Peace in Ghana: beyond the song and dance »
The elections in Sierra Leone, which proceded peacefully in spite of some fears for renewed violence, were accompanied with insufficient international media coverage. Unfortunately, it is mainly when crisis erupts that international headlines tend to direct their spotlight at African politics. One media outlet that did write about Sierra Leone was the Economist. Together with Edward... Read More About The role of local actors in peaceful Sierra Leone elections »
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