18 to 20 12/2017 Training: Mainstreaming Gender Perspectives in Preventing the Acquisition of Arms and Ammunitions by Terrorists Groups in the Lake Chad Basin
UNREC organized a capacity building workshop for an effective mainstreaming of gender perspectives in disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control processes in the Lake Chad region in Lomé, Togo from 18 to 20 December 2017.
During the three days’ workshop, governmental experts and civil society actors from Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria were trained on several themes that emphasize on the relevance of greater respect for gender equity, and the relevance of the involvement of women in the fight against the proliferation of arms and ammunition for an effective fight against terrorism.

The workshop is the main activity of the project “Mainstreaming Gender Perspectives in Preventing the Acquisition of Arms and Ammunitions by Terrorists Groups in the Lake Chad Basin” written by UNREC and funded by the Kingdom of Sweden.

The project is part of the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions 1325, 2349 and 2370, as well as the General Assembly’s Resolutions on women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control. It aims to increase the participation of women at all levels of decision making in conflict resolution to achieve point 16.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to significantly reduce illicit financial flows and arms trafficking by 2030, strengthen recovery and restitution of stolen property and fight against all forms of organized crime.
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