By Angela Atabo
A Non-Governmental Organisation, Gender Strategy Advancement International (GSAI) has called for deliberate action to tackle the structural and social barriers preventing women from fully participating in Nigerian politics.
The Executive Director of the organisation, Mrs Adaora Onyechere, made the call at a news conference on Friday in Abuja.
The conference was themed: 2023 Election: Women’s Participation and the Call for Inclusivity in Governance.
According to Onyechere, barriers such as discriminatory laws, a gender stereotype, and violence against women in politics, have undermined women’s participation in politics in Nigeria.
“It is tragic that women are marginalised in the Nigerian society and this is particularly evident in the political arena.”
She noted that women’s under-representation in the parliament and governance must be ratified to achieve greatness as a nation. Read More
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