In promoting the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSC 1325), Women in Education and Leadership Development Society (WIELDS) in observance of the United Nations International Day for Non Violence, holds its 2017 ROWEAD CONFERENCE in partnership with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) with the theme: WOMEN AS STAKEHOLDERS IN PEACE BUILDING: A PANACEA FOR A MORE STABLE NATION.
The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security on October 31, 2000 to reaffirm the important role of women in the Prevention and Resolution of conflict, Peace Negotiations, Peace Building and Peace Keeping.
Expected at the event are Her Excellency, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, First Lady of Edo State as the Special Guest of Honour,
Professor (Mrs.) Gloria Elemo, Director General/CEO of Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) as The Key Note Speaker and Iyalode Alaba Lawson MFR, FLOD, JP, National President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Matron of WIELDS as Guest of Honour, His Royal Highness, Eze Igbo Ikeja, Lagos, Eze Uche I. C. Dimgba, is the Royal Father of the Day and a panelist.
Other panelists at the event are Mrs. Amaka Awogu, Executive Director, Child Dignity Foundation, Dr. (Mrs.) Joe Oke-Odumakin, President Women Arise for Change Initiative and Mrs. Anurika Azubuike, Director, Group Accounts Management, Quadrant MSL Group.
Date: October 3, 2017
Venue: United Nations Information center, No 17 Alfred Relwane (formerly Kingsway) Ikoyi
Time: Registration begins at 9am prompt.
Speaking on the event to Pride Nigeria the ROWEAD convener Mrs. Adaobi Obioha Alex-Oni said that the event is an opportunity for women to understand that it is now time to forge ahead in partnership with all concerned, to earn them inclusion at the decision making level and not be excused at policy formulation that affect them in politics, business and conflict resolution.
She further went on to state. “Women are no longer agitators for liberation. We have come of age and seek to be treated equally because we are equal stakeholders when it comes to issues that impact on the well-being and peace of the citizens of our nation and the citizens of other nations globally and in this regard it is imperative that we are fully engaged in policy formulations that affect us all.”
The Pride Team.