Nala Feminist Collective (Nalafem) welcomes the agreement of a ceasefire in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia between the Ethiopian government and Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) to end the disastrous two-year armed conflict, mediated by the African Union. As Pan-African Feminists, we support the African Union in hosting peace talks to enforce African solutions.
As a collective, we urge the development of accountability mechanisms to guarantee the end of this violent chapter and, bring and sustain lasting peace and harmony for the Ethiopian people. We call for transitional justice and reconciliation for victims of war, and women and girls victims of conflict-related crimes in particular.
As part of the Nalafem ground-breaking feminist political document, Africa Young Women Beijing+25 Manifesto, we demand silencing the guns as a critical issue of concern for young women and girls in Africa. Therefore, we welcome this agreement and call for the meaningful inclusion of women in the peace talks to bring reconciliation and healing to everyone affected by the conflict.
Nalafem stands with Ethiopian women and girls and calls for their effective participation in the peacebuilding and transitional justice processes in accordance with the African Union and the United Nations women, peace and security agenda.
Signed by Nala Council members
Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi
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