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DevTalks - Women and conflict in West Africa



Monday, 1st March 2021, 15.00 – 16.30 - Click to register

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MMario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Development and Laurent Bossard, Director of the Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat, are pleased to invite you to a discussion on

Women and conflict in West Africa

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Hamsatu Allamin, Founder and Executive Director, Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development, Nigeria
Francesca Di Mauro, Head of Unit, West Africa, DG International Partnerships, European Commission
Diene Keita, UN Assistant Secretary-General, and Deputy Executive Director (Programme), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Jeni Klugman, Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS)
Aminata Ndiaye, Regional Gender Advisor, G5 Sahel
Olivier Walther, Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Moderated by Laurent Bossard, Director of the Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat

The discussion will take place in English and French, with interpretation

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Conflict has become more violent and widespread in West Africa with increasing numbers of civilian casualties, particularly in Central Sahel and Nigeria. Women pay a heavy price. In times of crisis, gender inequalities are exacerbated. Women and girls face heightened risks of violence and access to essential services is extremely limited. Yet women and girls should not only be seen as victims of conflict.

In this Dev Talk we will explore the linkages between gender and conflict and highlight some of the lessons learned from more gender-focused responses to conflict. Find out more.




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