ECOWAS reviews implementation of UN’s Security Resolution in W/Africa
A conference of ECOWAS and the West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP) has opened in Accra, Ghana to review the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) 2000 in the sub region.
UNSCR 1325 unveiled the critical role women play in processes of conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building, as well as the specific impact of war on women’s and girls’ lives.
A statement issued by the commission in Abuja said the conference, which brings together representatives of governments and women’s groups from across West Africa, was to deliberate on topical issues on women, peace and security and to also develop strategies that would place women at the centre of conflict prevention and peace building.
The statement quoted Chukwuemeka Eze, Executive Director, WANEP as saying that the UNSCR 1325 Resolution marked the formal international recognition, at the highest institutional level, of the importance of women to peace-building.
Eze added that the resolution also explains the necessity of adopting a gender sensitive approach to conflict resolution in order to meet women’s needs.