CLEEN Foundation Empowers Women in Plateau State for Peacebuilding

CLEEN Foundation Empowers Women in Plateau State for Peacebuilding

In a joint effort with the Norwegian Embassy and UN Women, the CLEEN Foundation recently organized a one-day sensitization campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of women’s mediation in conflict prevention within state peace structures in response to insecurity in Plateau state.

During the event, Gad Peter, the Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation, stressed the crucial need to utilize women’s unique perspectives and skills in addressing the complex challenges of conflict and insecurity.

“Gathering here today underscores the critical importance of integrating women into state peace structures. Their unique perspectives and skills are imperative for sustainable peace-building efforts

“We aim to raise awareness and empower women to take on leadership roles in mediation and conflict prevention initiatives. Together, we can build a more inclusive and peaceful society for generations to come.” He stated.

In agreement with Peter’s sentiments, Mr. Alexander Anlong Nyelong, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development representing the Plateau state government, reiterated the government’s dedication to advancing women’s roles in peacebuilding initiatives.

Mr Anlong noted that “anything negative issue that affects women by implications affect the entire nation.”

Bernard Ekobay, a Senior Program Officer at CLEEN Foundation, provided a detailed overview of the SCALE Mediation Project, focusing on empowering women to take on leadership roles in conflict resolution efforts.

According to him,the project aims to equip women with the necessary tools and resources to actively contribute to peacebuilding initiatives through capacity building and coordination.

Currently, CLEEN Foundation is working with women in Wase, Mangu Riyom, and Jos North local government areas of Plateau state as part of their efforts to promote women’s involvement in peacebuilding.

Participants at the workshop included representatives from organizations such as CAN, JNI, NUJ, NAWOJ, and Women Lawyers, from areas covered by the CLEEN Foundation.

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