IWPG, A Conversation
for Peace in South Africa
March 18, the South African Branch of the IWPG hosted
A Conversation for Peace in Port Elizabeth,
Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
40 delegates from Nelson Mandela
Metropolitan University (NMMU),
Women of Vision, the African Union
in South Africa had discussions
to bring concrete measures
to build peace in communities
in the region.
The viewing of video clips
on IWPG-led peace works
with the spirit of solidarity of 3.6 billion
women worldwide and kindled
the idea that women
are the agents of peace.
Presenters at the event
were Carmel Mahomed,
a NMMU lecturer,
and Lungi Ngaphi, an author
and motivational speaker,
who each spoke of the role
of the heart of a mother
and of meeting the potential
of women for bringing peace.
Their speeches presented a roadmap
for establishing peace in the region.
Next in the program
was a discussion session
where participants actively shared
their thoughts and stories
on the value of peace, peace
in the perspective of individuals,
families and local communities
and ideas for feasible plans to build peace.