The federal ministry of women affairs and social development in partnership with United Nation and the British high commission has lauded initiative at ensuring the implementation of the 2nd National Action Plan (NAP) on United Nation Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR1325) yesterday, Abuja.
The Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development ( FMWSD), Sen. Aisha Jummai Alhassan made this known during the National Intersectoral meeting on the implementation of the 2nd National Action Plan ( NAP).
She said that in the emerging society today , the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 for women, peace and security acknowledges that armed conflict impact women and girls differently, hence the UNSCR 1325 focusses on engaging women in peace and security, describing it as a comprehensive framework within which women’s protection and roles in peace process can be addressed and therefore called on all MDAs and Stakeholders Representatives to put in their best and be highly committed to this National Assignments to ensure that the implementation of this 2nd NAP is given optimum priority and attention in their different organizations.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Ifeoma N. Anagbogu said the mandate of coordinating UNSCR 1325 in Nigeria rests with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and in response to that the ministry has revised and launched the 2nd NAP on UNSCR 1325 in May, 2017 to respond to our current National realities and local contexts for prevention and disaster preparedness, participation and representation, protection and prosecution, crisis management early recovery and post conflict reconstruction and partnership and coordination and management.
Kalhrina Aitken representing British High Commission pledge their commitment to support Nigeria in empowering women on genda equality to ensure full integration of women in all aspects of peace and security building.
In the same vein, the Deputy Program Manager, Women Peace and Security UN women, Mr. Peter Mancha said that the implementation of NAP is crucial in making impact on women participation in peace and security issues hence there is need for civil military confident building and interagency’s contributions as insecurity affects all MDAs and however commended Nigeria for taking a lead in the implementation of the UNSCR 1325 in Africa and pledged their supports to Nigeria’s peace and security building.
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