Awareness Campaign for Women inclusion in peacebuilding and the fight against terrorism in Nigeria

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Project Title:              Awareness Campaign for Women inclusion in peacebuilding and the fight against terrorism in Nigeria

Date:                           26th July 2021

Location:                    Federal Capital Territory, Abuja – Nigeria

Project Goal:             Peace Awareness and Sensitization Campaign

Area of Focus:          Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention

In commemoration of the three (3) years anniversary of HELP A MOM INITIATIVE (HAMI), Women advocates, Humanitarians and development Champions on Monday 26th July 2021, gathered to lend a voice to the demand of Women inclusiveness to peacebuilding and the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

Rtn. Oseni Abiodun Zika (Founder HAMI NGO) enumerated the successes and achievements of the organization and thanked key stakeholders for remaining steadfast to the objectives of the organization. She further thanked guests and invitees for honouring their invitation, and gave a special vote of thanks to Rotary Club of Abuja (The Grandfathers) for their partnership and support.

Rtn. Bright (President Rotary Club of Abuja) appreciated members of the organization for their selfless services and reassured HAMI of Rotary’s continued support and cooperation, as their organization’s objectives are in tandem with Rotary thematic areas of focus, and Rotary International encourages synergies and partnerships that would deepen the impact of humanitarian services.

Dr. Benjamin Wayo in his speech encouraged Women to look beyond their flaws and take bold steps to make the best out of every situation and opportunities. Dr. Abimbola Alale (MD NIGCOMSAT Ltd) in her key keynote address re-emphasized the importance of Women’s role in building lasting peace in Nigeria, as she traced nationhood to family and motherhood. Hajia (Dr.) Sarah Jibril (Nigeria 1st Female Presidential Aspirant) also learnt her voice to the discuss, and implored Women to take care, mentor and nurture younger Women to become responsible and influential people in the society.

Rtn. Pietro Uzo (Coordinator, Activating Positive Peace in Nigeria programme) presented a paper on “Women As Key Activators Of Positive Peace In Nigeria” and recounted the notable contributions of Women in Rotary, in the course of building sustainable peace and development in Nigeria; pointing out the fact that any human endeavor that excludes Women amount to operating at less than full human capacity because Women are central caretakers of families and they constitute half of every community.