In an effort to strengthen the role of women in conflict prevention, peace making and peace building, UN WOMEN, an arm of the United Nations, would train 32 rural women in four local government areas of Gombe State.
The UN women Gender Technical Adviser, Women Peace and Security, Gombe State office, Rhoda Zira Dia, disclosed this while speaking during the two-day planning and orientation for community based women mentors at Maidugu Hotel in Gombe recently. .
Mrs. Dia said that the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN women ) is to implement an EU-funded programme on promoting women engagement in peace and security in selected local government areas in Gombe, Bauchi and Plateau States.
She added that “the programme is to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protecting women, children in conflict settings”.
Mrs. Dia said that “Gombe State as one of the states for implementing women peace Security programme is known for security threat and have had its own share of the current insurgency happening in northern Nigeria”.
She said that four lead mentors were identified and have attended a planning meeting with the women peace security team in Abuja and community level 32 women mentors also have selected from four local government areas to carry out the implementation of the programme in the state that the
four local government areas are Balanga, Kaltungo, Kwami and Yamaltu/Deba.