Wed. May 29th, 2024

Maureen Okpe

Mothers on Mission International, has tasked the Bola Tinubu’s administration on the full participation of women in peace and security sector governance.

The group admonished the government on the emphasis on physical capabilities as the standard for the approval of women in certain positions in the security sector.

National Coordinator of the group, Vivian Anyanwu, on Wednesday, during the virtual National Workshop on Women Peace and Security, noted the important role of women in all aspects of national life.

Anyanwu stated that women play pivotal parts in the promotion of public safety, security, stability and development in Nigeria.

She said, “despite this remarkable advancements made, women’s participation in peace, security and development remains a challenge.

“Women’s participation in conflict prevention, resolution, peace and security in developed and developing democracies are unprecedented.

“In recognition of this important role, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was adopted to advance women’s involvement as active actors in peace processes and security governance.

“These challenges revolve around key action points: protection of women/girls’ rights and increase in the participation of women in security sector/governance; the need to de-emphasize over-reliance on physical ability as a criteria for women’s participation in the security sector, peace and development.

“Tailoring legislation to expand the role of women in security sector governance, peace and engendering policies that encourage more female participation and ensuring accountability for implementing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) commitments.

Speaking further, the National Coordinator disclosed that the objectives of the workshop was to provoke thoughts on the important role of women in Peace, Security and Development in Nigeria, as well as
develop a national policy priorities for the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu led administration on Women, Peace and Security.

“We set to improve accountability for implementing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) commitments in Nigeria.

“I am quite confident that this intervention by Mothers on Mission International will contribute in national policy priorities for this new administration on Women, Peace and Security,” she said.

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