Nigerien Army Woman wins Inaugural UN Military Gender Advocate Award


The first ever UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award was won by none other than Major Aichatou Ousmane Issaka, for her excellence service with the UNs Mission in Mali between 2014 and 2015.


This award especially recognizes those with a dedication to serving the nation and an effort in peacekeeping and at the same time bolstering the principles within the UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

The following Resolution 1325 was passed in October 2000 which encourages all to upsurge the cooperation and participation of women and consolidate gender aspect in all the United Nations peace and security efforts.

UK’s Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Joyce Anelay presented this award to Major Aichatou Ousmane Issaka, at the United Nations Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in London on Wednesday.


Know More About Major Aichatou Ousmane Issaka:

Major Aichatou Ousmane Issaka is a Graduate of Social Affairs from the Nigeria Military Academy. She is 40 years old, wife and mother of three. She lives in the capital Niamey.

Major was part of the United Nations Mission in Mali between 2014 and 2015, serving as a Captain with the Nigerian troops in Mali.

She served in the civilian personnel military participation cell in the city of Gao and incorporated the standards of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 into the day by day work of her Force and Sector Headquarters.

Quite a bit of her time was spent growing snappy effect extends that helped the neighborhood populace.

She likewise invested extensive energy preparing kindred staff officers and connecting with neighborhood ladies, along these lines reinforcing ties between the UN and the host group.

Major Issaka additionally went with what might have been an every single male watch in this manner making them more congenial and available to the ladies and kids in Gao.


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