The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) through its Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) is partnering the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark to organize a webinar under the theme: “Building Actors Resilience to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence in the West African Sub-Region”.
The Webinar comes off on Wednesday 14th September 2022 from 10am to 12pm GMT and it is open to public participation via this link; https://msteams.link/ZUTW
The webinar aims at providing a platform for key actors to create awareness on the prevalence of GBV and its adverse impacts, especially on women and girls within the West African Sub-Region. It also aims to create an avenue for exchange of knowledge, networking, sharing of experiences, best practices and lessons learnt in working to eradicate GBV. Again, the webinar is an advocacy opportunity for an urgent call to action for relevant state agencies to renew their commitment and re-energize their efforts towards to re eliminating sexual violence against women and girls especially, and urge them to institute and enforce punitive measures to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.
The webinar is targeted at state and non-states actors working to fight against GBV in society especially at the community levels; security Sectors institutions; Ministries; NGOs; Civil Societies Organizations; Research and Academic staff; Policy Makers and actors working in Mission areas; Development Partners as well as actors engaged in Peace and Security spaces.
The webinar is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark and, is one of several initiatives in pursuit of KAIPTC’s Strategic Objective three (3) of its Strategic Plan (2019-2023) which focuses on building African capacity to fully implement protocols and resolutions on Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the context of Africa in particular.
About the Women Peace and Security Institute:
The Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI) is an institute of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). The Institute works to enhance the KAIPTC’s contribution to African capacity to fully implement the AU Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) and the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and follow up resolutions on Women, Peace and Security in the context of Africa. This is achieved through building technical capacity, research, policy engagement and analysis on women, peace and security in order to better inform the broader security agenda in Africa.