UN, Adamawa Condemn Violence Against Women, Children, Others

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The Adamawa State Government as well as the  UN  have condemned all  forms of violence against women,children, girls and others.

This was stated in a communiqué at the end of a two day conference on “Promoting Women’s Engagement in Peace and Security in Northern Nigeria” held in Abuja.

According to the communiqué: “The conference “condemns all forms of violence against all persons, especially, violence against women, girls, children and all vulnerable persons.” It also   enjoined “all to speak up against violence and support women!”

The Ministry for Women Affairs and Social Development Adamawa, in partnership with UN Women, under the Women Peace and Security (WPS) Programme  held  the  conference between   Friday 13th to Saturday, 14th October, 2017, in Hotel De Bently at Utako-Abuja.

It was aimed  at deepening “the knowledge of the Executive Council members on contents of Adamawa Equal Opportunities Bill.

Other aims   include “To enhance understanding of the Council on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325.

It   was  also  held to“Solicit support for passage of the Adamawa Equal Opportunities Bill

“Support Members to deepening understanding on project elements, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Result Based Planning as it relates to the Women Peace and Security Programme, and other empowerment initiatives.

The  conference deliberated and considered all issues related to the GEO Bill and UN Security Council Resolution (UNSC) 1325.

Some of the  other resolutions include: “to support all processes that will ensure Gender Mainstreaming and inclusion in order to get equity and justice in role playing by men and women in livelihood and peace building.

“That Adamawa State Government will support the passage of the GEO Bill by the House of Assembly and also ensure faithful implementation if so passed.

They also resolved “to promote the active engagement of women and youth in peace building processes.

“To encourage the Adamawa State carry out effective sensitization at the Local Government level to ensure adequate mobilization of people at the local level.

The  communiqué committee had  Shanti Shashi as chairman while Ahidjo D. Mohammed, Kate Edozieh, and Aishatu A. Umar, served as members. Muhammed Garba Laweso was the committee’s Secretary.

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