The government is concerned about the presence of women in the

In Burkina Faso, the government is concerned about the increasingly frequent presence of women participating in the actions of armed terrorist groups. The transitional government calls on all these women to lay down their arms and participate in the process of community dialogue.

as reported from Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani

During the recent attacks against the positions of the defense and security forces in Burkina Fasowomen were seen with the terrorists, according to the head of anti-jihadist operations.

To BarsaloghoJuly 10, women encouraged and fought alongside terrorists. In Kelbo, on July 25, terrorists wounded during an attack on an armed forces detachment were rescued by women, according to the Burkinabe Defense and Security Forces.

This active participation of women alongside armed terrorist groups takes several forms, according to Salimata Nebié Conombo, Minister of Gender and Family.

The extent of this involvement of women in the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso worries the transitional authorities, who are calling on them to abandon the armed struggle.

The government announces the establishment of a general directorate, “women, peace and security” within the Ministry of Gender and Family. Its purpose is to enable women to participate effectively in the peace process through, among other things, community mediation or negotiations.

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