Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital hosted the delegation of the CPS-AVIP led by its Director of Programmes, Nounou Booto Meeti for a training of trainers workshop on "Women, Violence and SALW", organised by the Secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States [ECCAS] and the Republic of Cameroon with the support to ECCAS on peace and security (PAPS II) and the Centre for Peace, Security and Armed Violence Preventing [CPS-AVIP].
Under the direction of Mrs. AHMED Achta SENE, Expert of Civil Society at ECCAS supported by Mrs Nounou Booto Meeti of CPS-AVIP and Mrs. Justine Kwachu of the organization "Women in Alternative Action-WAA), the training aimed to build capacity of civil society organisations.
The objective of the workshop was to contribute to the implementation of the UN Security Council in Central Africa on women and armed conflict and the Kinshasa Convention on Small Arms and light weapons [SALW]. An attempt to respond to the scourge of violence, proliferation and uncontrolled circulation of SALW, the Member States of ECCAS and Rwanda have adopted in April 2010 in Kinshasa important Convention which should allow the Central African region to make a qualitative leap in the fight against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons.
Participants in the workshop, among them were women and men from around the Cameroon: ministry officials, diplomats, lawyers, tax inspectors, representatives of NGOs, civil society, religious and organizations for peace.
Contribution: Jean Claude Kabuiku
CPS – AVIP / Birmingham
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