Commitment title:

Commitment of women and girls to achieving peace and security in the ECOWAS and Sahel regions

Commitment description:

Prior to the Nairobi conference, women from the ECOWAS and Sahel regions met in Guinea from 17 to 18 June 2019 with a view to accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and respect for human rights. Maintaining that the region will not be able to develop without fully taking into account women and girls in development initiatives and the humanitarian-development nexus, women and girls call on states, private sectors, partners and communities to: • Ensure that human rights commitments and obligations are respected, including those related to health and young people; •Tackle irregular migration, human trafficking and related practices, which impede the rights of women and girls;•Encourage states to fund initiatives that address gender-based violence, mainly harmful traditional practices and sexual violence, especially during crisis situations •Advocate for states to implement United Nations resolutions on the involvement of women in peace and security processes, particularly resolutions 1325 and 1820 •Encourage the private sector and development partners to support all promising and innovative initiatives aimed at supporting the actions of organizations for women and young people, especially girls during the peace and conflict resolution process •Take all necessary steps to preserve peace and security in the Sahel region in particular, and across the entire ECOWAS region •Develop information, education and awareness-raising activities for all sections of society (places of worship, communities, female conflict moderators, warning committees, etc.) on the dangers of radicalization and violent extremism by involving traditional and religious leaders and RENACOT.

Mode of engagement:
  • Programmatic action
    Les femmes de la CEDEAO et particulièrement du Sahel s’engagent à renforcer le leadership féminin, la lutte contre les pratiques néfastes/ les VBG ainsi que l’extrémisme violent. Cela est nécessaire pour un développement équitable pour tous/toutes.
Commitment to be actioned in: Guinea
Submitted from: Guinea
Submitted by
Thematic area
Draw on demographic diversity to drive economic growth and achieve sustainable development
Commitment category

(9) Building peaceful, just and inclusive societies, where no one is left behind, where all, irrespective of race, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, language, ethnic origin, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, feel valued and are able to shape their own destiny and contribute to the prosperity of their societies.