WILPF Nigeria participated in the ten (10) days virtual training organized by MenEngage Africa, in partnership with Sonke Gender Justice and Women International League for Peace and Freedom in training participants across African countries on advancing women peace and security agenda in Africa. The training commenced from the 20th of September 2021 to 1st f October 2021. The objective of the training was;
1. Increase understanding of participants on key concepts of conflict and peace building;
2. Strengthen participant skills and understanding of causes, drivers and analysis of conflict from a feminist and gendered lens;
3. Strengthen participants understanding of women, peace and security international and regional instruments and how to engage with them;
4. Strengthen the capacity of MEA partners to effectively counter militarized masculinities and mobilize men for feminist peace.
The training had modules on gendered dimensions of conflict, war and violence, WPS agenda and peace processes, men masculinities and peace, planning joint advocacy to advance WPS agenda in Africa, using international human rights framework to advance the WPS agenda among others.
The training made use of both individual and group work methodologies to help the participants better understand the modules and strengthen capacities on the training themes.