CISLAC seeks active participation of women in defence, security


…urges transparency, accountability in sector

By Chioma Obinna

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre has called for the active participation of women in the defence and security sector even as it urged tasked stakeholders to engage effectively in improving transparency and accountability within the sector.

In a communique issued by CISLAC/Transparency International in Nigeria, TI-NIGERIA, at the end of a ‘One-Day Workshop on “Reforming the Nigerian Defence and Security Sector through Strengthening Mechanisms Fundamental for Effective Oversight Functions’, in Nasarawa State, observed that the tendency to marginalise women even in the defence and security sector existed.

CISLAC further noted that the Nigeria’s peace, security, sovereignty, and territorial integrity are threatened by persistent violent conflicts arising from traditional and non-traditional security threats.

They called on the military to reverse the trend of destabilisation and…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper