Women must play roles in security, peace building – WANEP


Women must play roles in security, peace building – WANEP

By Angela Atabo

The West Africa Network for Peace-Building (WANEP), says women’s involvement in peace-building and security is necessary in Nigeria as conflicts resolution is collective responsibility.

WANEP National Coordinator, Mrs Bridget Osakwe said this at a Media Round-table on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and Women in Peace and Society (WPS) in Abuja on Monday.

Osakwe said although Nigeria adopted UNSCR 1325 resolution which reaffirms the important role of women in prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace building among others, its implementation has been slow.

She said involvement of women in peace and security building is necessary for a balanced outcome because they are the most hit in crisis situations.

She said women are good in mediation as they could negotiate at all levels from grassroots to national level.

“Nigeria developed a National Action Plan (NAP) which…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria