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

At United Nations Headquarters, New York (NY), United States
On 30th October 2014 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Description

Open event on "Boko Haram and Cycles of Violence: Strengthening Prevention Using the Women Peace and Security Agenda" (organized by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and co-hosted by the Mission of Liechtenstein); Location: UN Headquarters, Conference Room 6 (GA BLDG)

Please RSVP to as@nyc.llv.li by October 27 2014

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.

Participants

Ambassador U. Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations (TBC) Joy Onyesoh, President, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Nigeria Sylvie Jacqueline Ndongmo, President, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Cameroon Liesl Gerntholtz, Director Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Moderator Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations

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