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Nigeria Needs Women’s Participation in Peace Process For National Security – ActionAid

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A non-governmental organisation, ActionAid Nigeria, has called for the involvement of women in peace processes in the country.

Country director of the organisation, Ene Obi made the call on Wednesday at the 2nd annual national women’s conference by women’s voice and leadership (WVL) Nigeria Project Partners in Abuja.

Speaking at the conference with the theme ‘Women Peace and Security, Perspectives on Inclusion, issues and Progress’, the director said the WVL-Nigeria project which is implemented by ActionAid, seeks to support the empowerment of women and girls.

She said without involvement of women, there will be no peace and security advancement in Nigeria.

According to her: “We therefore must act as fast as possible to stop this expanding insecurity in Nigeria,” 

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“Acting requires Nigeria to operationalise in all regions of the country, the provisions of the United Nations security council resolution 1325, which enjoins all states to facilitate women’s participation and leadership in peace and security, and which Nigeria committed herself to.

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“Therefore, the time to act is now, there is no better time than now to enthrone peace. And without women and girls sitting on the table and being part of the peace processes, there will be no advancement in peace and security in the nation.

“ActionAid Nigeria is therefore, calling on all actors – state and non-state – to rethink our security architecture, and to ensure women’s inclusion in the peace processes so that this epidemic that is upon is eradicated.”

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