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PRESS UPDATE: FEC APPROVES NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE FOR NIGERIA

Press Update Abuja, Nigeria. 12th August, 2020. The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria (FEC) has approved the National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change. The action plan was presented at the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) that was presided by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari today. Women Environmental Programme (WEP) collaborated with the Department of Climate Change (DCC), the Federal Ministry of Environment to develop the National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change for the Country. The Action Plan...

WEP SETS UP MENTORSHIP GROUPS FOR YOUTHS IN BENUE COMMUNITIES

Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is building the capacities of young men and women to become more resilient to radicalization to violent extremism by enhancing their sense of belonging and self-worth. WEP is effectively instilling a sense of purpose and providing guidance to these youths through monthly mentorship sessions in their communities.                              These meetings provide a platform for mentees to engage, learn, share knowledge and experiences from...

WEP ESTABLISHES PEACE CLUBS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The prevalent level of crime, violence and terrorism across the country today is a great concern. Insecurity has devastating impacts on community life particularly as peace is a prerequisite for development and social change. The porous state of existing security structures and the inadequacy of peace builders are continually fostering violence extremism in communities. In line with her mandate to build safer and peaceful communities, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) is nurturing young boys and girls as peace ambassadors to advocate...

WEP TRAINS COMMUNITY MEMBERS ON ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) MECHANISMS

Existing conflicts are prominent drivers of violence extremism. Extremist groups are known to leverage on grievances from existing conflicts within and outside communities to gain access and recruit members to violent sects to cause unrest. In order to strengthen resilience to radicalization and recruitment to violent sects, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) has built the capacities of locals from various communities in Ado, Agatu, Buruku, Guma, Logo and Kwande LGAs of Benue state to resolve disputes without them escalating into violent confrontations...

WEP ORGANISES INTERFAITH DIALOGUE ON PREVENTING VIOLENCE EXTREMISM IN BENUE COMMUNITIES

Over the years, there have been increased violent conflicts ranging from herdsmen & farmers clashes to kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, communal and inter-religious clashes with thousands of vulnerable population members killed and displaced without means of survival. These rampant acts of violence extremism and terrorism have affected mostly women, children, the aged and persons with special needs. The absence of peace resulting from these crises has caused huge imbalances in access to social, cultural, political, economic and development opportunities in...

WEP TRAINS COMMUNITIES ON NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH AND COMMUNITY POLICING

Bringing law enforcement authorities and the public together to identify and address crime is paramount in the prevention of crime and violence in communities. This relationship between officers and locals has been fostered by Women Environmental Programme (WEP) through workshops on Community Policing and Neighbourhood Watch Best Practices. These trainings which involved community members and security agents across six (6) Local Government Areas of Benue State are part of activities under WEP’s PVE intervention funded by the Global Community Engagement...

WEP SENSITIZES COMMUNITIES ON COVID-19 AND TRAINS LOCALS TO PRODUCE FACE MASKS & HAND SANITIZERS.

The rapidly increasing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) poses great threat to lives in rural communities due to the inadequacy of health care facilities as well as the absence of essential skills to fight the virus. In her bid to flatten the curve, Women Environmental Programme (WEP) under her GCERF funded PVE project “Connecting Women and Children in Violent Extremist prone areas through empowerment and Skills Acquisition Phase II” organized sensitization and awareness creation campaigns on COVID-19 in Ado, Agatu, Buruku,...

ACHIEVING GENDER EQUALITY: The Women2030 Project

One of the coalition of gender and women-led civil society organizations known as Women2030 coalition working under the European Union’s funded project titled: “Women CSOs networking to realize the Sustainable Development Goals), has since 2016 been working to contribute to the realization of gender equality globally. The project whose aim is to ensure gender sensitive implementation of the SDGs comprise of 5 women-led civil society organizations working with other women and gender civil society organizations around the world to achieve...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP A TRAINING MANUAL FOR THE TRAINING OF BORDER OFFICIALS ON GENDER AND BORDER MANAGEMENT

ORGANISATIONAL BACKGORUND WEP is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious and voluntary organization whose vision is to ensure a society where the environmental, economic and political rights of women, children and youths are protected. Our mission is to empower women and youths to effectively address the environmental, economic and political issues that affect them. WEP has United Nations ECOSOC Special Status, Observer Status to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum and United Nations Framework Convention on...

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF COVID 19 ON WOMEN IN NIGERIA

Women Environmental Programme is carrying out a research to determine the impact of COVID 19 on social and economic life of women in Nigeria. This research aims to gather useful information on how the COVID 19 pandemic has affected social and economic life of women in Nigeria for the purpose of offering useful recommendations to the appropriate authorities on specific issues identified, in which locations and kind of actions to take towards addressing these issues. Let us hear from you...