The July women's peace crusade

The July women's peace crusade

Women as ambassadors of peace: an effective means of reducing cattle raiding among East African pastoralists?

This article looks at a CAPE inspired innitiative to use women as ambassadors of peace. Pastoralists in East Africa have considerable problem with cattle raiding and cross-border conflict. Women can play a particularly important role in diminishing this problem.

The article recommends that:

  • the two sides involved in conflict should stop the theft and widespread killing that are excused on the basis of retaliation
  • animals stolen during the peace crusade must be returned by chiefs
  • security should be tightened along the chief border areas by governments, to stop banditry along main roads

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