|Overview : |
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiated a short-term project on Women in Peace in response to the recurring and emerging conflicts in Ethiopia targeting mainly Oromia and Somali Regional States. The project aims to empower senior women leaders to play significant roles in conflict prevention, management and mediation processes contributing towards durable peace and stability in Ethiopia.
The project targets women leaders at all levels including members of the House of peoples’ Representatives, House of Federation, Federal and Regional Cabinet members, Regional Councils as well as key women stakeholders in Private and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). It is expected that the project will enhance the capacity of women leaders, actors and gender-based institutions as peace builders, insider mediators, and peace facilitators.
The project overarching outcome is an empowered women groups, actors and institutions with commitment to resolving recurring or emerging conflict in Oromia and Somali regions towards building sustainable peace and stability in Ethiopia. The immediate expected result is enhanced capacities of women leaders at national parliament, regional councils, academia, civil societies and in the private sector for peace building and conflict resolution. The project empowers women groups, actors and institutions to become voices against conflict and to take initiatives to maintain peace and social cohesion in Ethiopia in general and in Oromia and Somali Regional States.
The project is being implemented in partnership with Ministry of Peace Ministry of Women, Youth and Children Affairs, Office of the Regional Bureaus of Security and Administration and Women, Youth and Children Affairs and other stakeholders pertinent to the project.