Youth

Messengers of Peace

"Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means, through dialogue, education, knowledge, and through humane ways."—Dalai Lama XIV.

As humans, we all have a different perception of things. At times, we tend to think of one thing while meaning another. The issue of security and peace is one that has long been around before our forefathers, and will still be around generations after.

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

It is always an awesome feeling traveling to rural Liberia and our journey to Cestos City, River Cess County via Buchanan, Grand Bassa County was extraordinary. Driving from Buchanan to Cestos City, River Cess County and meandering through the potholes, stones, mud, cracks and crevices on the road foreshadowed the delicate nature of our coming intervention. On the contrary, we passed a plethora of billboards along the way that seemed to imply successful missions by the various international organizations that erected them.


Gwendolyn S. Myers

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

Questions are been asked on the relationship between peace and Sexual and Reproductive Health and as peace messengers, we are reminded by our interlocutors that sex plays a critical role in conflict and violence. A quick review of the use of women as sex slaves by the Japanese soldiers during the Second World War, by ISIS in Syria, Iraq and Libya, by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo who took women conqueringly and by the Boko


Gwendolyn S. Myers

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

Every peace messenger from Cameroon to Senegal rejoiced last week over the decision of the Gambian President to step down in the interest of peace and safety of The Gambia. This decision buttresses the point that dialogue would always prevail over violence and that we cannot drive out violence with another form of aggression.

Young people all over the globe were appalled by the call for war to enforce the electoral outcome. The world has seen enough of bloodshed and young people can no longer be bystanders.


Gwendolyn S. Myers

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

There is something about harnessing the latent energy of young people for peaceful conduct of the next Presidential and Parliamentarian elections that we believe has not yet been revealed or dialogued about, something that the rest of us need to know.

Young people need to know from all the presidential aspirants what they have in stock for sustainable peace and what role young people would or should play in the upcoming elections.

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