The Minister for Women’s Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has been appointed by the United Nations (UN) Office for the Prevention of Genocide to chair a global committee on the prevention of atrocities from the perspective of Women.
Tallen’s appointment was made public on Thursday 2 June by Alice Nderitu, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on preventing genocide during a courtesy visit to Abuja, reports PM News.
Nderitu said the committee led by Tallen should develop an analytical framework on atrocities and genocide that will present women’s perspectives in conflict prevention, since the existing perspective does not reflect women-related issues.
“There are situations where there is clear intention, entire ethnic, racial and religious communities to ze rdisrupt.
“The question we ask ourselves is: what should be the solution against this intention? What should we do when we see violence taking place that has this kind of character?
“That’s why I came to seek the guidance of the minister, because in July we met very important women from the bringing together the world working in peacebuilding; Women who signed peace agreements, the character of which can be seen in the constitutions of their countries, decisions made to end the war…”
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