Women to get tailor-made protection in action plan
H.E. Deputy Governor Majala Mlagui has officially opened a 3-day sensitisation meeting on the localisation of the Kenya National Action Plan KNAP on women, peace and security in Taita Taveta.
During the session at Voi Wildlife Lodge, Hon Mlagui affirmed that issues on women segregation and marginalisation should be discouraged in line with Sustainable Development Goal SDG 5 which advocates for women and girls, everywhere, having equal rights and opportunity, and be able to live free of violence and discrimination.
“A localised KNAP will address issues of gender parity and integrating women within peace building processes in the county,” Hon Mlagui observed.
CEO Partnership for Peace and Security Tony Ng’ang’a remarked that the target is to create awareness on the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 which is about women, peace and security.
“The workshop aims to ultimately develop a tailor-made action plan on mentioned issues by incorporating input from the locals,” Mr Ng’ang’a expressed, during the forum which drew representation from National Government, County Government, Civil Society Organisations CSOs, county peace structures and People With Disabilities PWDs.
Hon Mlagui who encouraged the occurrence of such training sessions concluded by saying, “ Replicate the knowledge learned here at the grassroots community level and be ambassadors of mainstreaming gender issues and sustaining harmony and conflict resolution in the community. “
In attendance were County Chief Officer CCO Youth Isaac Makange, Senior Deputy County Commissioner Voi Daniel Nduti, MagistrateWundanyi Law Courts Emily Nyakundi
among other senior officials.