STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY
The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in collaboration with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abuja, and the UN Women held a Stakeholder Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security on Tuesday, October 8 2019.
The Dialogue brought together stakeholders from all parts of the country and included a panel discussion on how women can meaningfully enhance their roles in conflict prevention and resolution in the country. The panel consisted of women leaders of several CSOs and NGOs who work in conflict zones in the North East, Middle Belt and the Niger Delta and they shared their experiences on the roles women continue to play in conflict prevention and resolution and the lessons learned from working in these regions.
Nigeria, as a country has launched its second National Action Plan (NAP) based on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in 2017 and state action plans (SAPs), have already been finalized or underway in about one-third of the 36 states of the federation. These tools are important in order to advance the Women, Peace and Security agenda in the country.