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Organization: YOUNG PEACE BRIGADES - GHANA, YPB
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

Yes, we have been largely involve in dealing with conflict in rural villages found in tropical places in the Upper denkyira destrict.
lot of progress has been achieved and we are hoping to further make progress in the second half of the campiagn.
We have been successful bringing about peace between three rural and tropical villages in ghana.they have also been educated on the importance of tolerance......
The communities now meet together to discuss development issues which was non existent previously as there were conflict and litigation.
The upper denkyira district has seen a lot of progress in chieftancy related issues as most have been dealt with or withdrawn from law court for a more peaceful and traditional settlement.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

What we encountered most in our campaign was that the Media were unwilling to support the campaign and those that did demanded money from the campigners in other to cover the event...

Media houses were also not interested in the campign and largely the campaign in ghana was not adequately covered.
Therefore the campaign was on a low key in Ghana.UN agencies were also not helpful as  they provided nothing in terms of materials to help...

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

Each year we partner with civil societies like Apeadu Peace Center,UNESCO and other civil societies in marking the day...We have also been closely linked with the UNOY PEACE IT TOGETHER campaign in our local and rural communities...

Last year we partnered with UNESCO and APC to  have the day observed in ghana in a grand style as youth from all over Ghana and sierra Leone took part......

Invited dignatries were Mr. Joseph Oji UNV-Ghana programme officer, Abubakar of UNESCO-Ghana,Global Citizens country representative,Victory Bible church head pastor, a representative from Ghana Commission on culture and a host of others....

A candle light vigile was observed, unesco pledge for peace was read and the dignataries spoke at lenghten about the Peace.
a full report will be post here later.....

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?


PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

GYAN-GHANA
APEADU PEACE CENTER
ANYP
UNOY

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?

we are are planning to have a gathering of civil society forums throught the second half across the subreion of west africa to promote and engage local communities in their catchment areas about the importance of the campaign...

we have also began a series of consultation with the ministry of education in Ghana and the West Africa examination council to give due priority to peace education in the educational curriculum...this is a collective actions from a number of civil societies across the sub-region....

In other to achieve this a data of NGO's working to promote the campaign will be collected to put in place an effective cordinating unit in other to achieve the objective set out in the campaign.

Postal address of organization

P.o.BOX 30604 KIA-ACCRA
GHANA-WEST AFRICA

E-mail address of organization

info@youngpeacebrigade.org

Website address of organization

www.youngpeacebrigade.org

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Sustainable Development

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace

Education for a culture of Peace

Highest priority country of action (or international)

Ghana,Nigeria,Togo,Benin,Niger,Cote D'Voire

Second priority country of action (or international)

Spain
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