By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri –
Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development, a humanitarian services and Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that support government and organizational peace building process has launched its project publications on the evaluation of its general research surveys and transitional justice projects on mobilizing Borno stakeholders to develop transitional justice and reconciliation policy recommendations in North-East Nigeria.
The Executive Director, Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development, Hajiya Hamsatu Allamin, said the project consist of series of projects and activities including research surveys , workshops, dialogues, discussions and interviews, which were put together for public consumption.
She added that the project goal include – understanding community perceptions on the requirements for possible transitional justice approaches in the North East, while the project objectives include assessing community perceptions of the preconditions and entry points for reconciliation with individuals associated with violent extremist groups.
Other include advocating and advising stakeholders on the development of a transitional justice and reconciliation approach in targeted areas.
On economic empowerments, she said the foundation has provided start-up kits to 30 de-radicalized women and on co-ordinatoon activities, it created a network of implementors and practitioners on the reintegration & Transitional Justice in North-Eastern Nigeria and started convening of monthly review meeting of community stakeholders perception, mapping survey report with recommendations for TJ programming.
She explained further that the key project outputs include – communication and stakeholders engagement plan on transitional justice, where it published stories of 40 survivors conflict that have been compiled.
According to her, several pamphlets of the foundation engagements with all categories of stakeholders have been produced into a manual engagement with radicalized women and children, social and behavioral change , communication messages in local languages.
Other were updated database with over 5000 cases of mothers, wives of victims of disappearances, former detainees – men, women,boys/girls, abductees, children born in captivity, detention & early marriage/divorce.