Inclusive peace requires "bottom-to-top" approach

Duration: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 00:00
Kind of WILPF Initiative/Event: 
Other WILPF Events
Countries: 
Nigeria

On the margins of a UN high level dialogue on sustaining peace, Joy Onyesoh, President of WILPF Nigeria spoke with UN News English on the need for a "bottom-to-top" approach for inclusive peace. 

You can listen or download the full interview and accompanying article on United Nations Radio here and download more information below.

___________________________________________________________________________

Inclusive peace requires a "bottom-to-top" approach, a Nigerian peace activist said on the margins of a UN high-level dialogue on sustaining peace for all.

Joy Onyesoh, President of the International League for Peace and Freedom, helps train and build the capacity of women in local communities to prevent conflict and promote peace.

She also works in north-eastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram terrorists have carried out vicious and indiscriminate attacks against civilians in the area.

Ms Onyesoh shared with Jocelyne Sambira the strategies women are using to keep their communities safe and what her organization is doing to help.

Document PDF: 

Inclusive peace requires "bottom-to-top" approach