Ghanaian Peacekeeper Cecilia Erzuah Wins United Nations Military Gender Advocate Of The Year 2022

Ghanaian Peacekeeper Cecilia Erzuah Wins United Nations Military Gender Advocate Of The Year 2022

  • Captain Cecilia Erzuah, a vibrant Ghanaian peacekeeper, has been named United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year 2022
  • The award honours a military peacekeeper who promotes the principles of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security
  • She will be honoured by Secretary-General António Guterres during a ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2023

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A Ghanaian peacekeeper, Captain Cecilia Erzuah, has won the 2022 United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year award.

The 32-year-old has served as the commander of the Ghana Engagement Platoon of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) since March 2022.

Erzuah to receive the award at a ceremony

She will receive the coveted honour from Secretary-General António Guterres during a ceremony marking the International Day of UN Peacekeepers on Thursday, May 25, 2023.

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Photo of Captain Cecilia Erzuah and her team.
Ghanaian peacekeeper Cecilia Erzuah (Right) wins 2022 UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year award. Photo credit: @UNinGhana.
Source: UGC

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The UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year award honours an individual military peacekeeper's dedication and efforts in advancing the principles of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

Captain Erzuah expressed appreciation for being selected to receive the prize, saying it's ''an award for all of us,'' referring to her platoon members, the UN Ghana reports.

The advocate for gender equality and community engagement leads a strong 22-member platoon composed equally of men and women. The team has conducted regular patrols and outreaches in various communities and engaged with local leaders and women and youth groups to better understand and address their concerns and needs.

In January 2023, following a surge in community violence in Majbong, a village in southeast Abyei, Captain Erzuah’s platoon increased its presence, checking on the plight of displaced persons in the hazardous area and allowing the mission to provide the required help.

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The United Nations Ghana spotlighted her achievement in a Twitter post, which has received praises from netizens.

See the post below:

Reactions to the milestone of Captain Erzuah

@Loglodr said:

Congratulations Cecilia!

@franc_app posted:

Congratulations.

@NiiMens72892446 commented:

Congratulations, madam.

@kanganwin said:

Congratulations, Capt.

@AlbertRhyme reacted:

Congratulations, Capt. Cecilia. ITI is proud of you.

@akwess_mannie said:

Congratulations, madam.

@LouisNN reacted:

Congratulations.

@deelisabethh posted:

Congratulations, Cecilia; so proud of you.

@SashAfrique said:

Congratulations Ma’am. We love to see such feats.

@naa_yir posted:

Congratulations, sis. Keep moving and making me proud.

@JommoSonn commented:

Congratulations ɔbaa pa.

@pope_puplampu said:

Determination and hard work pays! Congratulations Captain!

@edwardqwakujnr posted:

Congratulations, Captain Cecelia.

@AnointingAsare complimented:

Great work. Well done.

@TamarCharlotte stated:

Congratulations, my dear Cecilia, forward ever backwards, never.

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The musician who was nominated for the prestigious category along with Sarkodie, Piesie Esther and other well-known artistes emerged as the winner, with the audience cheering and singing his name.

The Kweku The Traveller hitmaker who had expressed interest in winning the award in recent days had remained confident in his ability to win all or most of the accolades for which he was nominated.

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In an amazing moment captured on TV3 by YEN.com.gh, the rapper's admirers could not contain their joy as they cheered him on while he accepted his prize.

He gave a brief motivating message in which he thanked his fans, family, friends and all those who had helped him throughout his career.

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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at YEN.com.gh as a human interest editor. You can reach him via nathaniel.crabbe@yen.com.gh.

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