Drawing on two decades of research and practice by women-led organizations specializing in women, peace and security issues and as first responders to sexual violence in fragile contexts, the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) presents the following practical guidance to inform governments and policymakers committed to effective prevention of sexual violence in conflict (PSVI).
“We need a special intervention, we need our country back, it’s becoming lawless”, warns women’s rights and peace activist, Hamsatu Allamin, WASL member and Founder of Allamin Foundation. The situation in northeast and northwest Nigeria demands urgent international attention, not only as a matter of humanitarian urgency but also for its impact on international peace and security.
Allamin Foundation launched the She Builds Peace campaign in Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria in March 2020.
Invisible Women: Gendered Dimensions of Return, Rehabilitation and Reintegration from Violent Extremism
This report contributes a gendered analysis of approaches to the disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration of women and girls associated with violent extremism. It highlights the gaps in current policies and practice, as well as the solutions that are emerging in part from the experiences and innovations of women-led civil society initiatives. The report concludes with practical recommendations for policymakers and programming guidance for practitioners.
Watch the video profile created by the Islamic Development Bank for WASL partner and founder of Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development in Nigeria, Mrs. Hamsatu Allamin as she wins the IDB’s prize for women’s contribution to development.
ICAN and WASL are proud to call Hamsatu a partner in the quest for peace and human security.
“We are proving that when you invest in trusting women, the returns are extraordinary. Hamsatu is the perfect example,” says Sanam Naraghi Aderlini.