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WANEP Urges Nigerian Governors to Implement UNSCR 1325 for Women’s Peaceful Participation

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The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) is calling upon state Governors and local government Chairmen in Nigeria to actively implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 action plan within their communities.

Dr. Bridget Osakwe, the National Network Coordinator of WANEP Nigeria, emphasized Nigeria’s commitment to incorporating women in conflict prevention, resolutions, and peacebuilding, along with ensuring the protection of women and girls during armed conflict and post-conflict situations.

Speaking at the launch of the Localisation Guidelines on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Abuja, Dr. Osakwe explained that Nigeria has already launched its first and second National Action Plans (NAP) and is currently in the process of reviewing the third one.

She highlighted the significance of localizing the message, providing guidelines to empower grassroots initiatives and women leaders in developing action plans at various levels.

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Uju Kennedy –Ohaneye, stressed the need for Nigerian women to take a stand against all forms of violence.

She noted the Presidential initiative focused on empowering vulnerable women through sustainable programs, training, skills acquisition, and awareness campaigns, emphasizing that women must no longer remain silent in the face of violence.

Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, highlighted the ministry’s efforts in accelerating gender equality through economic empowerment.

This she said, includes investing in women’s economic empowerment as a direct path toward gender equality, poverty eradication, and inclusive economic growth.

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