ECOWAS re­views im­ple­men­ta­tion of UN’s Se­cu­rity Res­o­lu­tion in W/Africa

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

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.

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