Nigeria set to implement the UN Security Council’s revised National Action Plan

Nigeria through the ministry of women affairs has launch the revised National Action Plan for the Implementation of the United Nation Security Council Resolution, UNSCR 1325, and Related Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security in Nigeria.

The event was held at the Banquet Hall of Presidential Villa, Abuja presided by The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Al-Hassan.

Mrs. Al-Hassan said “The UNSC had adopted Resolution 1325 13 years ago, acknowledging the under representation of women in peace processes and calling on member states to take action to rectify the issues.

“The resolution also acknowledged the disproportionate impact of violence on women especially in conflict contexts,” she said.

Nigeria came on board in August of 2013 by launching the first National Action Plan to domesticate UNSCR 1325 with the support of the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) and UN Women.

Eight NSRP-supported states domesticated the NAP in Nigeria. They are Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau, Rivers and Yobe states.

Giving her Goodwill message, Ms. Comfort Lamptey,  UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS said “UN Women is committed to partnering with the government, women’s organizations and development partners to reverse this trend and to build on the important efforts to date to fully engage women as partners for the advancement of peace and security in Nigeria.

Heads of security agencies at the NAP launchMinister of Women Affairs and Social Development (Senator Aisha Al-Hassan) delivering keynote address at NAP launchTraditional rulers at the NAP launchUN Women Nigeria Country Representative (Comfort Lamptey) sharing goodwill remarks at NAP launch

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