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CLEEN Foundation empowers women for peacebuilding in Plateau

CLEEN Foundation empowers women for peacebuilding in Plateau

The CLEEN Foundation has embarked on a one-day awareness campaign focused on elucidating the pivotal role of women in mediating conflicts and preventing insecurity within the state peace structures of Plateau State.

The CLEEN Foundation consummated the process in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy and UN Women

During the event, Gad Peter, the Executive Director of the CLEEN Foundation, emphasized the critical necessity of leveraging women’s distinctive perspectives and capabilities to address the multifaceted challenges of conflict and insecurity.

“The convening today underscores the indispensable significance of integrating women into state peace structures. Their unique insights and competencies are indispensable for fostering enduring peace-building endeavours.

“Our objective is to enhance awareness and enable women to assume leadership roles in mediation and conflict prevention initiatives.

“Together, we can forge a more inclusive and tranquil society for posterity,” he articulated. Echoing Peter’s sentiments, Mr. Alexander Anlong Nyelong, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development representing the Plateau State government, reaffirmed the government’s commitment to advancing women’s involvement in peacebuilding endeavors.

Mr. Anlong highlighted that “any adverse issue impacting women inherently affects the entire nation.” Bernard Ekobay, a Senior Program Officer at the CLEEN Foundation, provided a comprehensive overview of the SCALE Mediation Project, which focuses on empowering women to assume leadership roles in conflict resolution endeavors.

He elucidated that the project aims to equip women with the requisite tools and resources to contribute to peacebuilding initiatives through capacity building and coordination actively.

Presently, the CLEEN Foundation is collaborating with women in Wase, Mangu Riyom, and Jos North local government areas of Plateau State as part of their endeavors to promote women’s engagement in peacebuilding.

Workshop participants comprised representatives from organizations such as CAN, JNI, NUJ, NAWOJ, and women’s lawyers hailing from areas covered by the CLEEN Foundation’s initiatives.

By theconclaveng

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