UNREC is organizing a capacity building workshop for civil society actors from Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria for an effective mainstreaming of gender perspectives in disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control processes in the Lake Chad region.

The workshop will be held from 18 to 20 December 2017 at l’hôtel Sarakawa in Lomé, Togo, and will gather participants from civil society organizations as well as a government representative from each of the countries concerned.

The workshop is the main activity of the project “Mainstreaming Gender Perspectives in Preventing the Acquisition of Arms and Ammunitions by Terrorists Groups in the Lake Chad Basin” which is part of the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions 1325, 2349 and 2370, as well as the General Assembly’s Resolutions on women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control.

The project is funded by the Kingdom of Sweden and aims to increase the participation of women at all levels of decision making in conflict resolution as well as peace process and their contribution in matters relating to disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control discussions in the Lake Chad Basin region. Generally, it will involve them in the achievement of point 16.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to significantly reduce illicit financial flows and arms trafficking by 2030, strengthen recovery and restitution of stolen property and fight against all forms of organized crime.

For three (03) days, participants will be trained on several themes that emphasize on the relevance of greater respect for gender equity, and the relevance of the involvement of women in the fight against the proliferation of arms and ammunition for an effective fight against terrorism. Participants will also be equipped on the use of Information and communications technology (ICT) strategies for advocacy as well as project development skills. Post training, participants will serve as a relay in promoting education and awareness to reduce and eliminate the opportunities for traffickers to exploit vulnerable groups, including women and children.

For more information, please contact: UNREC, Tel: (+228) 22 53 50 00
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