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Group urges greater role for women in peace process

The working group on women, youth, peace and security in West Africa and the Sahel says women must be involved in all peace processes in Nigeria and across Africa for them to be effective.

The Country Director of the working group, Dr Lydia Umar stated this at a meeting where women who contested in the last election shared their experiences in Abuja.

Dr Umar said the plan to make women part of every peace process was in line with United Nations resolution 13-25 on women, peace and security which had been ratified by Nigeria.

Dr Umar explained that the plan is also to make the May 29th a handing over date in Nigeria peaceful.

While sharing their election experiences, Mrs Hafsat Usman who was a senatorial candidate and a physically challenged candidate, Lois Auta drew attention to the challenges confronting women who venture into politics.

They listed the challenges to include violence, sexual assault, funding and godfatherism.

The document emanating from the talks is expected to assist women to strategise ahead of the 2023 general election.

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