“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.
Neem Foundation launched the She Builds Peace campaign in Borno State in March 2020 by convening women peacebuilders to discuss women’s participation in peace and security.
Allamin Foundation launched the She Builds Peace campaign in Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria in March 2020.
The Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development (Allamin) was founded in response to the humanitarian and social crisis in northeastern Nigeria, caused by the Boko Haram-led insurgency. The foundation works to reduce the entrenched culture of silence suffered by returnees in Nigeria and empower individuals to manage conflicts and grievances nonviolently.
Last week ICAN was in Abuja, Nigeria delivering an adapted version of our Training on Gendered and Inclusive Mediation to members of the recently launched Nigerian Women Mediators Collaborative Initiative (NWMCI).