Participants of the Gender Mainstreaming workshop held from 9th –11th December 2019 in Nairobi- Kenya.
FECCLAHA organized a three day training for religious leaders ,both from the Islamic and Christian faiths, on gender mainstreaming in peace building and conflict transformation and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, in Nairobi-Kenya.
The religious leaders, drawn from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda , South Sudan and Uganda were engaged in interactive expert presentation sessions, discussions, group work and planning sessions with a view of enhancing their knowledge and understanding on gender mainstreaming in peace building and conflict transformation and to equip them with knowledge on UNSCR 1325.
The UNSCR 1325, an approach to promote the participation of women in peace building processes, also sets up a important institutions that ensures the protection of women from all forms of GBV.
FECCLAHA remains keen in addressing the issue of limited participation of women in peace processes and has since: established a Regional Women Peace building Programme, that seeks to address the factors that has seen over 80 women trained and their capacities enhanced and commissioned to engage in peace and advocacy work in the region.
Launch of the G e n d e r Mainstreaming Guide T h e G e n d e r Mainstreaming in Peace building and C o n f l i c t Transformation: A faith perspective g u i d e b y FECCLAHA was officially launched f o l l o w i n g a successful training of religious leaders on gender mainstreaming .
It entails presentations on situational conflict analysis and the resultant consequences in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa Region and discussions on the essence of a faith perspective in peace building.
Rev. Dr. Charles Kibicho led the official launch of the guide, commissioning the religious leaders, Men and Women, Muslims and Christians to use it as a guiding tool to promote women participation and the inclusion of gender perspectives in peace processes.