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Proposal for more seats for women to govern

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By Dawn

There are many qualified and educated women in Nigeria that are ready to thrive in the politics.

When the Joint Senate and House Committees on Constitution Review made the recommendation to increase the number of seats reserved for women in the national and state houses of assembly, they were taking a step in the right direction, according to the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Nigeria. The group praised the recommendation, but they also said that it still falls short of the 35 per cent affirmation benchmark that is seen in major democracies.

FIDA has criticised the low number of women in the National Assembly, saying it has “significant and multi-dimensional implications for the democratic project in Nigeria”. The group added that Nigeria is the worst performer in the West African Region when looking at the representation of women in parliament, and the second-worst after Eritrea in the whole of the African Continent. There are a number of factors that contribute to the low number of women in the National Assembly. Firstly, there is a lack of political will to promote Gender Equality. This is evident in the low number of women in appointed positions, as well as the prevalence of Violence Against Women. Additionally, there is a lack of financial resources available to women candidates.

Equal opportunity to participate in the political process.

The Nigerian government has been urged to ratify the committee’s recommendation to improve the inclusivity of vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women, in the political process and governance in Nigeria. The call came after Women In Politics Forum (WIPF) filed a suit seeking the enforcement of the National Gender Policy in Nigeria. The National Gender Policy, which was ratified by the Nigerian government in 2003, is a document that seeks to promote gender equality and the Empowerment of Women in Nigeria. However, despite its ratification, the National Gender Policy has not been fully implemented, due in part to a lack of political will on the part of the Nigerian government.

The plaintiff has argued that the predominant appointment of men to decision-making positions, especially ministerial positions, with the exclusion of women is discriminatory against women and violates sections 147 and 42 of the Nigerian constitution and article 19 of the African Charter. This argument is based on the premise that women are not given an equal opportunity to participate in the political process and to hold public office. This discrimination can be seen in the fact that, out of the 36 states in Nigeria, only 5 have female governors, and only 12% of the members of the National Assembly are women. This lack of representation not only denies women a voice in the political process, but also means that they are not able to bring their unique perspectives to decision-making positions.

Women were considered to be the property of their fathers or husbands.

The history of Nigerian women’s independence is a long and complicated one. Nigerian women have been fighting for their independence and rights for centuries, and have made significant progress in recent years. The early years of Nigerian women’s independence were marked by struggle and resistance. Nigerian women were not given the same rights as men, and were often treated as second-class citizens. They were excluded from many aspects of society, and were not allowed to participate in the political process. However, in recent years, Nigerian women have made significant progress in achieving independence. In 2011, Nigeria ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), which guarantees women’s rights and equality.

Since the early days of human civilization, women have been subjugated and oppressed by men. This has been especially true in the Western world, where women were considered to be the property of their fathers or husbands. They were not allowed to own property, vote, or participate in the political process. In many cases, they were not even allowed to work outside the home. Over the years, there have been many women who have fought against these injustices. Some have waged wars or led revolutions. Others have written books or started movements. And still others have simply refused to be silenced, no matter the cost. In recent years, there has been a growing movement towards women’s independence around the world.

The number of women internationally who are running for office is increasing.

The number of women in politics has been on the rise in recent years internationally, and this trend is expected to continue in a study of women in politics to show that the number of women in political office is expected to increase by 21 percent in the next election cycle. This trend is due, in part, to the increasing number of women internationally who are running for office. In addition, more women are being appointed to political positions, and more women are serving in appointed positions.


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