New support to Nigerian women's engagement in peace and security
The EU will support for Nigerian women with a €10 million project that will help to emphasize their importance for development and stability. Activities will include forums for dialogue, radio programmes on the role of women in peace building, early warning systems and rapid response mechanisms for conflict resolution as well as conflict prevention trainings for women.
The EU support also aims to ensure that girls and women subject to gender-based violence in four States of Northern Nigeria have access to protection services and reporting mechanisms. This project will contribute to the fight against discrimination towards women and girls in Nigeria, which is unfortunately a widespread problem in the country.