Nigerian Women Play Major Role in Fighting Boko Haram
June 28, 2017
Oct. 18, 2016: Terrorist group Boko Haram has gradually lost ground in northeastern Nigeria, thanks to the military and a group of patriotic youth and adults known as the Civilian Joint Task Force. Although not widely known, the women of the civilian force have played an immense role in battling the insurgents, particularly in gathering intelligence. Read the full article: Female Fighters Who Risk Their Lives Battling Boko Haram (Information Nigeria)
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More success for the UN's 'Means to Lead' Programme
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Women, Peace, and What is Security?
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In 2000 the U.N. Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security with a key priority of Increasing the participation of women in peacemaking and conflict prevention. Over the ensuing years and during this past year in particular some have questioned whether the security should be defined more broadly.
CISA and Girls Who Code Announce Partnership to Create Cyber Career Pathways
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The U.S. based Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced a new partnership today with Girls Who Code (GWC) to develop pathways for young women to pursue careers in cybersecurity and technology.