Promoting Peace and Security for African Women and Girls
Echoes of Women in Africa Initiative(ECOWA) is a Nigerian non
governmental, non for profit,  women human rights organisation
promoting peace and security for African Women and Girls, through
Social Justice Education, Research and Policy Advocacy and Support
Interventions. ECOWA engages stakeholders in monitoring
compliance with international, regional, and national policies on the
protection of women and girls in conflict and disaster.
Echoes of Women in Africa led by Catherine Duru,  
Deputy Executive Director  organised  LagosWomen2030
on a protest march to condemn the killings in Benue and
other states in Nigeria.  From January 1st, 97 persons
were killed in herdsmen and farmers conflict, sadly of the
slain ,  were pregnant women and children. Women took
the protest to Lagos state governor and speaker of
Lagos State House of Assembly on
 February 2nd
2018.Women in Nigeria have come under attacks   from
insurgents as well as herders  in places of  livelihoods
farmlands, and market places. Nigerian government  has
he responsibility to protect and secure lives.
Echoes of Women in Africa congratulates and
celebrates with Women Thrive Alliance on their
20th Anniversary to commemorate international
Women's Day in Washington DC.
Louisa Eikhomun  Executive Director Echoes of
Women in Africa participated and gave the key
note address. Emily Bove, Executive Director of
Women Thrive Alliance facilitated discussion on
grassroots women's power and influence within UN
space - and what do we need to do to amplify it?
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#InTheRoom by Women Thrive Alliance was born
from the results of  2017 National SDG Scorecard,
which revealed that grassroots women’s rights groups
and gender equality advocates, for the most part, are
consistently left out of SDG-related decision-making
In order to #AchieveSDG5 (gender equality) women’s
rights & gender equality organizations/advocates
need to be #InTheRoom when national-level SDG
related implementation decisions are being made.
From grassroots to global level, women are
empowered by Women Thrive to be in the room of
decision making

.#InTheRoom is one initiative to galvanize women’s
rights organizations from around the world around the
importance of women’s rights advocates place and
participation in decision-making on the SDGs at both
the national and international levels.
Panel Discussion on rassroots Women Advocacy facilitated
by Emily Bove Executive Director Women Trive Alliance
and roup Poto of Network members, Staff and Board of
Women Trive Alliance in Wasinton DC on Marc 8
Defending and Promoting Rights of Rural
Women for Sustainable Development
-A side
event organised by Women Major Group WMG from
Nigeria, to the Philippines, to Puppua Guinea and
Caribbeans, rural women face similar challenges
Louisa Eikhomun spoke as facilitator and a panelist
sharing her experience and challenges ranging from
patriarchy, repressive laws and  funding,  all
contributing to the shrinking spaces of grassroots
organisation and feminists.