IPCR, Stakeholders organise Dialogue on Women,Peace and Security

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution in Partnership Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and social Development, Norwegian Embassy and UN Women has organized stakeholders Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security.

The Director General of the Institute, Dr. Bakut T. Bakut while declaring the event open in Abuja said that the programme focused on how women can meaningfully enhance their role in conflict prevention and resolution in Nigeria with a reference to North East, the Middle Belt and the Delta region.

Dr. Bakut said that though conflict affects everybody negatively, but has a disproportionate impact on women in particular due to their peculiar vulnerability status and the general dis-respect by combatants to uphold extant convention.

He lamented that women are often victims of violations and discrimination in conflict situations.

Dr. Bakut said: “The quest for peace in both conflict and post-conflict situations have also recorded a huge gender gap as women are often excluded from decision-making processes due to age-long socio-cultural discriminative norms.”

Dr. Bakut explained that to reverse the limitation in women’s inclusion in peace processes Nigeria and other member countries of the United Nations accented to the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 which call for the inclusion of women in peace building. It was adopted in the year 2000 and also con