VIGILANTISM IS SLAVERY AND ANGER KILLS!
Never speak from a place of anger, hate, jealousy, or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it is good to be quiet! (Tony A. Gaskins Jr. Advertisement.)
The United Nations General Assembly established the International Peace Day in 1981. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing non-violence and cease-fire.
Renel Ghana Foundation with its partners on the International Peace Day, September 21, 2020 launched a Grass Root Advocacy and Social Media campaign against Vigilantism, Anger, Conflicts and Violence.
The objective was to promote peace now, during and after the 2020 elections.
The Election 2020 Grass Root Advocacy Campaign team met with the various youth groups in Nima to educate them on the need for Peace and created awareness on why they should avoid Vigilantism, Anger, Conflicts and Violence in the 2020 elections.
The advocacy team moved from house to house and on the streets of Nima. We also engaged with the Nima Divisional Police Command, the Nima Okada Riders, the Nima Religious leaders, the Nima Market Traders, the Assemblyman and the unit committee members. We reached out to about 10,000 people within the settlement.
The Online Advocacy campaign was on going simultaneously on diverse social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on “Renel Ghana Foundation”. We also use flyers of some personalities in Ghana including
election quotes, which served as an inspiration to the people, animations and short videos, including documentaries, which tells a story of how other countries have destroyed their nations due to Vigilantism, Anger, Conflicts and Violence during electioneering periods and its consequences on the citizenry.
The Grassroot Advocacy would continue through all the 16 regions of Ghana, with the same level of engagement and other strategies in the hot spots in the country. The target groups would be the various youth groups, like (Azoka Boys, Bamba Boys, Delta Force, Bolga Bull Dogs and Hawks among others). Other key stakeholders in the regions would be deeply involved on this campaign trail. The online media advocacy would be intensified and other social networks in the regions will broadcast the message
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