The second phase of Adamawa State action plan on women peace and security has kicked off on Tuesday, 27th of September, 2022 at City Green Hotel, Yola.
The State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in collaboration with UN WOMEN, has organised a one day training on second phase of state action plan on women peace and security.
Women peace and security is a united nations security council resolution 1325, which advocates for women engagement in Peace and security, women economic empowerment and protection of women from all forms of violence and harmful practices perpetrated on women and Girls.
Declaring the training open, the Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Lami Ahmed Ga’anda, commended organisers of the programme for organising a programme that is timely, because women in Adamawa state has suffered untold hardship of conflict over the years. She added that more needs to be done in order to ameliorate the sufferings of women, she added that UN Women is doing a job well done in ensuring women voices are heard. She called on participants to disseminate what they will learn to heir various organisations for effective implementation of Adamawa state action plan.
The participants were taken to have an in depth overview of Women peace and security and it five pillars thus; promotion Protection, prosecution, prevention and post conflict recovery. By the facilitator, Mrs. Olubukola.
The training is aimed at ensuring that the state action plan on women peace and security is documented, implemented and remain a working document in Adamawa state.
The training further looked at challenges, gap, linkages, monitoring and reporting of women peace and security action plan.
Furthermore, participants were also, urged to inform their various Ministries, Departments and Agencies to appoint a Gender Desk Officer who will work in synergy with the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development as a Member of the steering committee to draft a terms of refernce for implementation of Adamawa state action plan.
The participants were grouped into two groups to deliberate and come up with ideas on how to address the gaps and challenges for fully implementation of the action plan.
After a successful deliberation, they came up with the following; -They will organise annual briefing, reporting to Governor and State House of Assembly, Develop a work plan for 2022-2023 fiscal allocation for implementation of the action plan.
There is also, the need for enhancing synergy/ coordination with other Women peace and security platforms, mentors and media network.