Boko Haram and Cycles of Violence: Strengthening Prevention Using the Women Peace and Security Agenda

Duration: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 16:00
Kind of WILPF Initiative/Event: 
WILPF/PeaceWomen events
Location: 
UN Headquarters - Conference Room 6

October 30, 2014
UN Headquarters, Conference Room 6
16:00-17:30

 

It has been more than six months since 276 girls were captured by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria. Most of them are still missing today. Women and girls face increased risk of human rights abuses, such as abductions, sexual and gender based violence and discrimination, as well as restricted access to resources, education, and decision-making processes. In this event, women from Nigeria and Cameroon will share their work and experiences about the root causes of conflict and abductions. Prevention strategies will be discussed including strengthening the social and economic rights of women, enhancing opportunities for political participation, as well as investing in gender equitable institutions, and reducing militarism and arms.

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