Webinar: AFRICOM & Human Rights In Africa

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom-US Section, Black Alliance for Peace, & World BEYOND War hosted this webinar on the United States African Command (AFRICOM) and Human Rights in Africa on Friday, Dec. 4.

The webinar featured first-hand reports from WILPF women describing what effects AFRICOM is having on their respective nations: Joy Onyesoh, the President of WILPF International, spoke about Nigeria; Sylvie Ndongmo, the Africa Region representative of WILPF, spoke about Cameroon; Marie-Claire Faray, currently living in the UK, spoke about the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Christine Odera, Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador Network – Kenya Country Coordinator (CYPAN), spoke about Kenya. Other featured speakers included writer and author Margaret Kimberley, representing the Black Alliance for Peace, and their initiative: Out of Africa: Shut Down AFRICOM. Webinar endorsed by: 1+1, AfricaFocus Bulletin, Alaska Peace Center, Albany Peace Seekers, Alliance for Global Justice, AVEALTO Ltd., Benedictine University, Better World Cameroon, Black Workers for Justice, Brandywine Peace Community, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Cameroon for a World BEYOND War, Canadian Peace Initiative, Catholic Worker, Central Florida for a World BEYOND War, Chamber of Conscience, CISPES, CODEPINK, COMMON CAUSE UK/DRC, Congolese Civil Society of South Africa, Congo Diaspora Network, Coop Anti-War Café Berlin, CovertAction Magazine, CryoRain Inc., Democratic World Federalists, Deutscher Friedensrat e. V. (German Peace Council), Dominican Sisters, Elaka DRC, Equal Exchange, Equality – Wardah Boutros for Women Rights, EQUO, FairNow, FiLiA, Forum for Progressive Future, Frente Unido America Latina Berlin, Friedensfabrik Wanfried, Friends of the Congo, Global Exchange, Grassroots Coalition for Environmental and Economic Justice, GREENCAST AFRICA, Harlem Women International UN/NYC-NGO, & New Future Foundations, Inc., HEALING & PROTECTING OUR LAND TOGETHER- A CALL TO PRAYER, HipHopEd, Home Rule Globally, Hope 4 All UHM Interfaith Community, ICSEE, Impact Galaxy, Initiative Black&White, International Action Center, International Peace Research Association, Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education, JecoFoundation, Knowdrones.com, Labor Today ~ El Trabajo Diario, Law Offices of Daniel A. Mengeling, LGEA (La Guerra Empieza Aquí), Los Angeles Monthly Meeting, Malcolm X Center for Human Rights, MammaPrimitiva Pathway to Traditional Midwifery, Migrant Roots Media, Movement for People’s Democracy, Neighborhood Network News, New Afrikan Independence Party, NoGuerra NO Nato, No More Bombs, Nonviolence 101 Manual, Older Feminist Network, ONE DC Black Workers Center Chorus, Pan-African Community Action (PACA), Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative, Partera Peacebuilders International, PAX Christi Seed Planters, Pax Christi USA, Peace Action, Peace Action Maine, Peace Action of WI, PeaceWorks, PeachAid Medical initiative, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, PREVENTION. ACTION. CHANGE., Proposition One Campaign, Refuge Poor Peoples Outreach, Roxanne Warren Architects, Sadiki Educational Safari Inc, Sanctuary of Mana Ke’a Gardens, Show Up! America, Society Culture of Peace, Southern Anti-Racism Network, Southern Vision Alliance, StartUpAfrica, The Art & Politics of Justice & Joy, The Organizer Newspaper, Toward Freedom, Ubuntu Institute for Community Development, United for Peace and Justice, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) Administrative Committee, U.S. Peace Council, Veterans For Peace Linus Pauling Chapter Corvallis, Veterans For Peace Santa Fe Chapter, We Charge Genocide DC, Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, WILPF Boston Branch, WILPF Burlington VT Branch, WILPF Cape Cod Branch, WILPF Des Moines Branch, WILPF East Bay Branch, WILPF Greater Philadelphia Branch, WILPF Humboldt Branch, WILPF Jane Addams Branch, WILPF Maine, WILPF Milwaukee, WILPF Monterey County Branch (CA), WILPF Peninsula/Palo Alto Branch, WILPF Pittsburgh, WILPF San Francisco Branch, WILPF San Jose (CA), WILPF Triangle Branch, WILPF Tucson, WILPF UK, WILPF US Disarm/End Wars Committee, WNC4Peace, Women Rising Radio, Women for Peace in the World, Women Watch Afrika, Inc, and YouMeWe Social Impact Group Inc.

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