Electoral Violence and Political Vigilantism in Ghana

Electoral Violence and Political Vigilantism in Ghana

Sep 1, 2020

The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD) with support from UNDP conducted  a research to understand the drivers of political vigilantism and electoral violence and how stakeholders can work together to curb these growing threats, especially as Ghana approaches the 2020 general elections. The study forms part of activities under a UNDP and CDD-led Multi Stakeholder Consultative Platform on Peace and Governance.

The findings of the research identified unemployment, poverty, politicization of chieftaincy disputes and lack of trust in state institutions as some of the major drivers of these acts of violence. The report emphasized the need for grassroot engagement to end political vigilantism and electoral violence, as these threats mostly originate from that level. 

Download the report here.

 

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