Security is heeding to she who gives life

Mercy Kusi
Posted October 9, 2018 from Cameroon

Personally I think the outcome of insecurity all over the world is the loss of lives and women bear the brunt more given the biological role they play in bringing forth life.It thus suffice to say that if policymakers the world over truly care about security,then the voice of women ought to be paid more attention to from the warnings they give at the onset of crises to proposals they bring forth in their different circles on how they and their families can stay out of trouble.I come from the Northwest region of Cameroon,one of the two English speaking regions of the country which has for the past two years gone through security challenges resulting in the death of many people and whenever there is news of anyone who gets killed,the first remark I get from a woman is 'oh how sad it is that after bringing forth a child into this world ,He/she gets killed that way.'This alone speaks volumes of how concerned women and girls are about the right of life every human being deserves.The fact that for every soul that drops death a woman sheds a tear implies that a secured world is every woman's priority. Women know what it feels like to give life and so wouldn't want anyone deprived of it.It's due to her sense of impartiality that I suggest that wherever security is mentioned a woman's opinion should matter the most.In many African societies,a woman is considered a peacemaker but ironically this is limited only within the confines of her family but if this role of hers extends to other circles where important decisions are taken then it will be a great leap towards a secure world.There is no better way to ending insecurity than listening to the voice of she who puts her life on the line everyday to make sure that another human being comes into the world and breaths the same air she breaths.By nature every woman is born to protect lives and this makes their role vital in maintaining peace.I strongly believe that if women had been given their rightful place,the Northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon wouldn't have experienced the carnage they have since November 2016.My appeal to Governments and policy makers all over the globe is to incorporate women in whatever security decisions they take.Think about endulging women through their various organizations and you will just be amazed at brilliant suggestions they bring on the decision making table to end chaos because they best understand the value of peace for humankind.

This story was submitted in response to The Future of Security is Women .

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Jill Langhus
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 09, 2018

Hi Mercy,

Thanks for sharing your compelling story and argument. I totally agree with you that if women were way more involved in policy making worldwide that the world would be a more peaceful place, and that the carnage in Cameroon most likely would not be taking place.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe?!

Good luck with your story submission.

Mercy Kusi
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 09, 2018

Yes Jlanghus we are safe.God has been faithful.Thanks for your kind words

Evelyn Fonkem
Oct 12, 2018
Oct 12, 2018

Thanks Mercy for speaking out.The crisis in Cameroon has led us in an awed situation. WEe continue to pray Justice and Peace

Mercy Kusi
Oct 20, 2018
Oct 20, 2018

Amen Evelyne may God hear our cry.Thanks for the kind words

Nakinti
Nov 15, 2018
Nov 15, 2018

Dear Mercy,
Enough is enough in the anglophone regions of Cameroon. The rate of insecurity is scary and scarier by the day. How I wish the powers that be can make the right decisions to end this crisis.

Thank you for speaking for us
Nakinti

Mercy Kusi
Feb 03
Feb 03

Indeed Big Sis we pray for ceasefire. The pain is too much.

Lisbeth
Mar 17
Mar 17

Thanks for sharing your thought provoking article. Its upsurge sometime hearing these things.

otahelp
May 12
May 12

Hi Mercy your piece touches the crux of the matter. Constantly women have been locked out of the community decision making cycle and governance. truly the UN have adopted UNSCR 1325 since 2000 but 19 years after the adoption no significant improvement have been recorded. Why did it take this long for the adoption of a very important resolution like this 1325 one. Your guess is as good as mine. thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas. it really made a good read.

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