Women Radio call on Nigerians to shun violence against women to increase women participation in 2019 elections

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Women Radio call on Nigerians to shun violence against women to increase women participation in 2019 elections

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Women Radio 91.7 has embarked on advocacy visits to stakeholders of democracy in a bid to ensure 2019 general elections is peaceful and non-violent to increase women’s participation.

Toun Okewale Sonaiya MD Women Radio during a visit to INEC headquarters in Magbon, Abeokuta Ogun State said INEC has a major role to play in ensuring that the 2019 general election is devoid of violence against women and allows women to exercise their civil rights to vote and be voted for. Okewale Sonaiya added that Women Radio will track incidences of electoral violence against women in 2019 election.

In her response, Olori Adenike Tadese HOD Voters education and publicity, gender and civil society organisation said INEC has made provisions for pregnant women, the elderly and persons living with disabilities across the state with adequate security personnel and that priority will be given to vulnerable persons during elections.Oludele Popoola, INEC Representative/Admin Secretary also emphasized that INEC is fully ready for the 2019 general elections.

(…) "Women Radio 91.7 with support from UNWomen continues in her advocacy for Nigerians to shun violence against Women in 2019 elections and to vote for Women to increase women leadership and political empowerment."

Click here to read the full article published by The Eagle Online on 25 January 2019.


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