NGO Advocates lnclusion of Women in Security architectures

NGO Advocates  lnclusion of Women in Security architectures

By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna

A non governmental organization, called Equal Access lnternational,(EAI) has called for inclusions of women youths and  other critical stakeholders in Security architecture in the Country adding that Security is everyone business.

Speaking during a three day workshop in Kaduna, the country director Dr,Maji Peterx,said the workshop training is on Advocacy and Media Engagement that  target participants who are leading change makers,influencers,and advocates on the role of women and youth issues in promoting security in their host Communities.

Dr, Peterx further explained,"To achieve this goal EAI will work with partners and stakeholders to adopt a data-driven, ecosystem building approach to change, this includes identifying critical stakeholders,understanding,and working to shift power dynamic using strategies draw from movement building behaviour  change and awareness raising to inform and deliver tailored and coordinated advocacy activities.

The Country director noted that,we are currently working in two States Kano and Kaduna,we have people from accountability account forum,Federation of International  women Lawyers,(FIDA) Nigeria Association of Women Journalist,(NAWOJ) National Council for Women Societies,(NCWS)

He said "We look around policy, advocacy and training them on how to brief the Media on most importantly to support the Inclusion of women on Peace and Security architecture in the Country because security is everyone business if you see something say something,he concluded.

Also Speaking at the training session the Kaduna state Chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalists,(N U J)Hajiya Asma'u Halilu,said it is  important  to includes women in Nigeria not in all aspects of life not just Security's architecture.

She said, that is why we are always yearning that is why we have different forum, in Journalism,profession we have Nigeria Association of women Journalists that we are advocating for women inclusion  in all sector of the Society.

The NUJ chairman further explained that " One of the important part  is that we use  our pen to Girl-Child education.

 "you see women are better managers when you engage women in piloting in all affairs we are better managers in terms of financial because we run the homes we know how to take care with our husbands and children.

This enable us to usually use the best opportunity, through using our profession to advocates and write in different angles to tell them the important of including women in all aspects in the Society for better managing.

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