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Insecurity: WANEP harps on inclusive women participation in peace processes

Godsgift Onyedinefu The West African Network Peacebuilding (WANEP) has stressed that women's participation in conflict resolution is vital to peace processes and development in Nigeria. The WANEP National Network Cordinator, Bridget Osakwe addressing journalists on Tuesday in Abuja at a media roundtable on UNSCR 1325 and Women in Peace and Security said

G7 urges greater role for women in peace processes

Foreign ministers from the world’s seven most developed nations on Saturday urged a greater role for women in solving conflicts, saying that peace settlements with female involvement were more likely to endure. The Group of Seven ministers, at their meeting in the northern French resort of Dinard to prepare a summit

In Africa’s biggest democracy, women go backward in politics

Paul Wallace and Tope Alake In Africa’s biggest democracy, women are struggling to make any progress when it comes to political representation. Nigeria, home to almost 200 million people, had one of the world’s lowest ratios of women in parliament before general elections in February and March. Now it’s even lower. Wall of Male Prejudice

Women, key to sustainable conflict resolution–WANEP

Godsgift Onyedinefu A lasting solution to armed conflict in Nigeria must involve the meaningful participation of women in conflict resolution and peace building efforts says Ms. Bridget Osakwe, the National Coordinator, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP). She stressed that women are critical members of the population and should be given equal

AU launches tool to check women’s participation in peace and security

The Office of the Special Envoy on Women Peace and Security (WPS) has launched a 10 years Continental Result Framework (CRF) to monitor the implementation the WPS agenda in member states of the African Union. The launching ceremony reportedly took place alongside the Gender is my Agenda Campaign ( GiMAC) from

Fulani Militia bigger threat than Boko Haram – Cleric

The  Bishop of Jos, Anglican Communion and in-coming General Secretary , Global Anglican Future Conference, GAFCON,  Rev Benjamin Argak Kwashi, has described the Islamic Fulani cattle herdsmen militias who have ravaged towns and villages, killing mostly women and children, in the predominantly Christians central region of Nigeria, as

2019: Atiku’s plan for security, health, women and youth (policy doc attached)

Senator Iroegbu  Editor's note: Former Vice President and presidential candidate of main opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Mr. Atiku Abubakar, unveiled his policy document as part of his campaign pillars for the 2019 elections. The document with the slogan 'Get Nigeria Working Again' is anchored on • Having a good grasp of the challenges facing

NAPTIP to Establish Sex Offenders Register

•RoLAC, stakeholders provide official gazzet copy of VAPP Act Godsgift Onyedinefu   The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has announced plans to establish a sex offenders register which will contain names of perpetrators. Director NAPTIP , Ms.Julie Okah-Donli informed that the aim of the sex register which will be

YIAGA Africa Urges Improved Monitoring of Budget for Women

Fresh from reviewing the 2018 budget allocation for youth development which it describes as unrealistic and insufficient, YIAGA Africa has lauded the increased programmes targeted at women and girls while urging the improved monitoring and evaluation of such allocations as sometimes funds are not expended in reality. This is contained