July 30 (Just Earth News) Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed visited Nigeria, joined by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict; and Bineta Diop, African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security. The trip, carried out in conjunction with the African Union, sought to raise awareness of the importance of women’s participation in peace and security processes, and of ensuring that women’s voices are heard in all aspects of society.
The high-level delegation poses for a group photo in Abuja with Nigerian women leaders, as well as women and girls affected by conflict in north-eastern part of the country. UN Photo/Kim Haughton
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