EU to support Kalthum Foundation for Peace to train 10 women association on conflict management and peace building.

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EU to support Kalthum Foundation for Peace to train 10 women association on conflict management and peace building.

Asta Mala, M.A Ibrahim – Maiduguri

Managing Conflict in Nigeria will collaborate with Kalthum Foundation for Paece (KFP) to serve as a vendor to enhance the capacity of women associations and clubs in Borno.Funded by the European Union, Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCN) Programme aims to support Nigerians with conflict resolution, at both the state and community level. We work mainly in northeastern Nigeria, especially in Abuja and Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states.

They focus on these areas:

conflict management, reconciliation and stability in communities

the role of women in peace-building

supporting women and girls affected by violence

the reintegration of young people displaced by conflict

Research to support policy makers.

 

MCN was launched in 2017.Kalthum Foundation for Peace (KFP) is serving as a vendor to MCN to implement its project in Borno state because of KFPs experience and expertise on the subject matter.

KFP will serve as a vendor to MCN to enhance the capacity of at least 10 women peace associations or clubs so as to strengthen their capacity and participation in conflict management and peace building in Borno state. The programme team will facilitate granting, monitoring of initiatives as well as provision of training and follow-up    mentoring of the women associations.

According to Team Leader of MCN in Borno, Hajiya Zara Binta Goni,the project is known as Enhancing State and Community Level Conflict Management Capability  and it would explore opportunities for targeting network of women associations with innovative projects on peace building and conflict management and also undertake strategic engagements with individual organizations that target women and girls in specific vulnerable communities.

Mr. Mustapha Shettima,the Project Officer of MCN in Borno said that, “ Gross marginalization of women and girls in community governance processes is the experience of most communities in Nigeria. This and other forms of social exclusion often underline conflicts that escalate into violence. Ironically, while women and girls are mostly excluded from processes that culminate in violent conflicts, they tend to be most negatively impacted by violence. For instance, the MCN Inception Gender Assessment confirmed the fact that women and girls are among the social categories that have suffered the most from the insurgency that has contributed to destabilization of vast sections of Nigeria’s North East region.”

Participants at the just concluded Women only Countering Violent Extremism Conference organized by KFP in Maiduguri

It is a fact women have faced mass abductions, forced marriages, forced conscriptions, rape and severe traumas associated with loss of husbands, children and relatives as well as displacement in Borno state because of the insurgency.

KFP will serve as a vendor to MCN to enhance the capacity of at least 10 women peace associations or clubs so as to strengthen their capacity and participation in conflict management and peace building in Borno state. The programme team will facilitate granting, monitoring of initiatives as well as provision of training and follow-up    mentoring of the women associations.

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