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Ghana: UN Women Call for Peace On Biometric Registration

Posted date: 
Tue, 04/24/2012
Source of the information: 
All Africa

(UN Women) has described the violence which has been experienced at certain polling stations over the biometric registration as a manifestation of intolerance.

For this reason, the UN Women has called on the Ghanaian Government and leaders of all political parties to advocate zero tolerance against actions which seriously limited right of women to vote and to participate in decision-making.

It has therefore urged the authorities to carry out immediate, thorough and effective investigations to stop further escalation especially as the country prepares for elections.

It encouraged the Electoral Commission (EC), National Commission on Civic Educational (NCCE), schools, women groups, churches and mosques and corporate bodies to also educate the public about the proper procedures for challenging the nationality and age of applicants in order to avoid chaotic situations at registration centers.