The inclusion of women in the democratic spaces remains a major bridge to cross in the efforts to effectively address the exclusion of women in elective and representative governance in Nigeria (Revised IGP)
Gender equality & women’s empowerment are basic human rights that lie at the heart of equitable development, so all state and non-state actors must promote gender equality through their institutional policies and practices
Currently the presentation of women in elective and appointive positions in Nigeria is about 4.8%
We are working on policies change and mobilizing women to reach the recommended 35% affirmative action
Nigeria has remained at the lowest ebb globally in terms of women’s leadership and representation. Except for 2007 when the country recorded 11% representation of women in elective positions. Since then, the country has witnessed a reduced percentage of female representation. Currently, the percentage of women is about 4.8% since the 2019 General Elections.
Our advocacy focuses on lobbying the political class and the electorate by strategizing to put more women into office who can make significant contributions to education, health care, voting rights, economic and gender equality.
We are committed to becoming Nigeria’s foremost resource hub on democracy, leadership and governance issues by deepening the existing body of knowledge, growing a database of profiled female aspirants and providing comprehensive
Our resource mobilization strategy ensures that we can provide linkages and avenues to access technical and financial resources for female political aspirants and candidates across party lines to support campaign related activities…
In recognition of the fact that strong candidates need expertise in the politics of governance, we provide capacity development for women seeking elective positions and women already in elective and appointive positions.
We have series of interventions and programmes to support female politicians ahead of the General elections and to educate as well as mobilize women at grassroot to be acively involve in the electoral processes