Last Updated on: 9th October 2023, 08:08 pm
Kampala I Uganda has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the promotion of peace, gender and culture with the International Women Peace Group (IWPG) based in South Korea.
Minister of State for Gender and Culture Peace Regis Mutuuzo signed the agreement on behalf of the government (Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development) last month.
From September 19, 2023, Mutuuzo represented Uganda at the International Women’s Peace Group’s 9th Conference in Seoul, South Korea.
She was among thousands of women across the globe invited to the three-day international conference under the theme: “The Multi-dimensional Role of Women for Sustainable Peace.”
Later, she met and interacted with the IWPG Chairwoman Hyun Sook Yoon for another high-level female development cooperation meeting held at Incheon Grand Hyatt West Tower in Seoul.
During this meeting, Chairwoman Hyun Yoon and Peace Regis Mutuuzo signed the MOA, and the latter said, “I agree with what the conference said on the limitations of existing international laws and the role of women for the institutionalization of peace. Women play a pivotal role in institutionalization.
“The current Uganda government also values peace and is uniting the 66 tribes in the country together to sustain peace. I want to promote IWPG to Uganda women. I will officially invite them when I return to my country. I will also connect IWPG to high-level ministers to facilitate peace work,” she added.
IWPG Chairman Hyun Sook Yoon suggested practical methods, saying, “We need smart women to disseminate a culture of peace. Because Her Excellency (Mutuuzo) understands the importance of peace education.
“We would like to ask her to train more peace lecturers and connect IWPG to other female leaders or Peace Implementation Councils (PICs) so that peace education can be taught at women’s universities to reach a wider female audience.”
IWPG is an international female NGO registered in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and UN Department of Global Communications (DGC) currently conducting active peace activities, such as campaigns supporting the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), women’s peace education, dissemination of a culture of peace, and establishment of a worldwide women’s peace network.