In Nigeria, a lack of opportunities severely limits women's abilities to demonstrate the roles they can play in national development and peace building, both at the community and national levels. Ongoing political, religious, and ethnic violence continues to affect many people in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, especially women and girls.
Since 2009, Generations For Peace activities in Kaduna have engaged more than 5,000 people, advocating to various stakeholders including government institutions and media, providing sport for peace activities for 350 school girls, and training 180 volunteers in peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Building on this work, we plan to conduct an Empowerment for Peace Program, which focuses on critical skills for women; empowering them to be change-makers for peace in their communities.
10 of our certified, dedicated volunteers will facilitate ongoing sessions over 6 months for at least 30 women, who will benefit by gaining skills empowering them to take on the important role they can play as women in the prevention and transformation of conflicts; peace negotiations; peace building and reconstruction. Women in Kaduna will be empowered to feel they can confidently achieve their dreams when they answer: #IWantToBe______.
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