We - the people of southern Africa - want a SADC that is
Just, Peaceful, Prosperous and People-Centred.
The SADC WE WANT Campaign was decided upon by the
representatives of Civil Society in Southern Africa and launched at the 9th
Civil Society Forum in Lilongwe Malawi.
The SADC WE WANT Campaign is a reaffirmation of the founding
principles of the SADC and a reminder to the leaders of 15 member states of
their commitments to participatory democracy that respects both the rule of law
and human rights.
Above all it is a resolute and emphatic injection of the
voices of the people who live in the region, into the social, political and
economic processes that affect their daily lives.
THE SADC WE WANT campaign aims to win widespread support
from 10 million voices within the region. These voices, united in purpose, can
achieve a SADC that is people-centred and gender balanced; that guarantees the
rights and dignity of every human, allowing member states to transcend
inequality and counter poverty with sustainable economies and trade that is
mindful, just and fair.
The campaign is led by the civil society Apex Alliance which
includes the SADC Council of NGOs (SADC-CNGO), Southern African Trade Unions Coordination Council (SATUCC) and
the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa (FOCCISA).