TOWN HALL MEETING
There is a growing insecurity challenge with increased kidnapping and violence crimes exacerbated by unemployment, growing numbers of agitated young persons, and marginalization of women in decision making and peace building initiatives. The SARVE II project seeks to enhance government’s and community capacities for gender sensitive conflict prevention and peacebuilding; building cohesive socio -economic relationships between farmers and herders; improve security response through early warning, early response by active integration of community to turn around the fate by manning their environment and devise means to proffer way out to damning socio -economic problems through increasing community voice and involvement of women and youth in decision, making it further notes that understanding this impact informs effective institutional arrangements to guarantee women protection and full participation in the peace process that can significantly contribute to the maintenance and promotion of state peace and security.
Town hall meeting is a vital means to advance sustainable development issues by making it more responsive and accountable to people's needs and demands, such as better outcomes for all stakeholders and community ownership. It is a platform to share and support ideas and feedback. When the community is involved in a project, they have ownership of it and the decision-making process, which is key to a successful project outcome. The goal is to improve people condition and promoting well-being and more inclusive peaceful societies. These combined factors with prevailing socio-economic crises led to radicalization and recruitment in the North Central of the country and a perennial inter-communal violence across the middle belt.
In the era of COVID -19 pandemic, community meeting and sensitization is the perfect setting to exchange ideas and information, grant community groups real opportunities to affect plans and change misconception about myth of COVID 19 that it affect only affluent people not attacking .The sensitization has led to in changing the notion that COVID – 19 was real not a hoax. Communication messages such as adhering to social distancing, use of face mask, washing hands with soap and running water avoid over crowd was one of the key messages highlighted during the meeting. Women safe and Community Action and response Team were called on to be vigilant and respond early to local security on issues related to rape, physical abuse, and domestic violence. In furtherance to provide economic opportunities to youth and women in the communities, especially those who have been deprived from business and other means of livelihood are likely to have issues of domestic violence.