AMISOM and FEIT meet with Civil Society Organizations over peaceful elections and freedom of expression

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 The AU Mission in Somalia in conjunction with the Federal Electoral Implementation Team (FEIT) on Saturday held a meeting with representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) to explore ways of deepening the role of CSOs in ensuring peaceful elections, and in countering hate speech and incitement to violence during the upcoming elections.

Organized by FEIT and the political unit of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the meeting deliberated on ways of fostering democracy, ensuring equal representation of women, youth and persons with disabilities; promotion of human rights and democratic governance, as well as promotion of media freedom and free speech ahead of the elections.

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