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GBA+: WANEP, Stakeholders Deplore Continuous Exclusion of Women in Peace Processes, Decision-making

•Holds capacity training  on  gender intersectionality approach to peacebuilding     Maureen Okpe  Two decades after the adoption of the UNSC Resolution 1325 at the global level and seven years after Nigeria’s adoption of the National Action Plan (NAP) on UNSCR 1325, progress in implementation of the resolution has been minimal, stakeholders have

Rape: WANEP Calls for Improved Security, Protection of Women and Girls

•Expresses concern over increasing rate of sexual violence in Nigeria  •Only 7 states have domesticated VAPP Act Senator Iroegbu The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) and its member organisations has expressed concern over the increasing sexual assault and rape of women and girls in the country.   This was contained in a

WANEP expresses concern over continuous violence, abuse against Nigerian girl-child

Godsgift Onyedinefu The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Nigeria (WANEP- Nigeria) has expressed deep concern over issues still besieging the girl child in Nigeria. WANEP said issues like early marriage, female genital mutilation, education inequality, gender-based violence, low self-esteem, human trafficking, poor health and sanitation are some of the numerous problems still

Tiv/Jukun Crisis: WANEP expresses concern over continued violence, killings, sues for dialogue

Says Over 600 killed Godsgift Onyedinefu The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) and its member organisations have expressed deep concerns over the recurrent inter-ethnic violence between Tiv and Jukun communities in Wukari, Takum and Donga LGAs of Taraba State and neighbouring LGA (Ukum) in Benue State. The WANEP said reports on

Stop amnesty policy, it’s counter-productive, stakeholders urge FG

•DDRR Programme in Northeast must be citizen-driven Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal Government has been urged to stop the proliferation of an open-ended Amnesty Programme, which involves payment of monthly stipends to ex-combatants but instead focus on measures that encourages dialogue, Disarmament, Demobilisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDRR) of ex-fighters in a sustainable

Boko Haram: Stakeholders want victims prioritized in rehabilitation programmes

Godsgift Onyedinefu    The key stakeholders working to Counter Violent Extremism  in Nigeria's Northeast have said Rehabilitation and Reintegration(R&R) Programmes should not focus on ex-Boko Haram extremists, but must address the needs of both perpetrators and victims of insurgency.   The stakeholders were drawn from the Office of the Vice President, Nigeria police Force

Banditry: WANEP seeks strengtened community policing in Nigeria’s North West

•Urges stronger inter-agency collaboration Godsgift Onyedinefu  The  West Africa Network for  Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria)  has called for the strengthening of community Policing and inter-agency collaboration to tackle the surge in armed banditry across  States in the North West  Region of Nigeria, particularly, Zamfara,  Birnin Gwari  axis  of  Kaduna,  Katsina  and  Sokoto States. This

Arrest of female ‘sex workers’, targeted violence against women—WANEP

•Demands urgent action against assaults on women in Abuja Senator Iroegbu The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, WANEP-Nigeria has expressed concern the arbitrary arrests and detention of women and allegations of sexual assault and rape by security agents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The National Coordinator, WANEP-Nigeria, Mrs. Brigdet Osakwe, in