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Thursday, March 19, 2015
NDI - Program Manager/Sr Program Manager for Southern Africa
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a seasoned Program Manager/Senior Program Manager with strong staff and program management and writing skills to support the Institute’s democratic development programs in...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Nigerian women asked to push for more political positions
The wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, has urged Nigerian women to partake in political activities in order to bring positive changes.   Mrs Ahmed made the call at Afon, the headquarters of Asa Local Government Area of the state...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Nigeria: Women Decry Political Party Primaries, Seek Deputy Governorship
Women have complained about the recent primaries carried out by different political parties in the country saying they did not favour them and they were also cowed and forced into submission to the men. Speaking under the aegis of the 100 Women...
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Nigeria: UNESCO Develops Road Map for Women Participation in Politics
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has developed a curriculum aimed at assisting women at all levels to participate and make decisions on issues that concerns them. The UNESCO said through the project, it...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Nigeria: UN Women Launch Report, Training Manual On Affirmative Action
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has launched a report and training manual for building the capacity of stakeholders on Affirmative Action in the country. The manual titled: "Sociocultural Determinants of...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Nigeria: Low Number of Female Lawmakers Stalling Passage of Gender Bills
The National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS) has identified the low number of women in Nigerian parliament as the reason for the failure of gender-based bills in the legislature, adding that it is unacceptable that only seven per cent of...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Nigeria: FG Reiterates Commitment to Women Empowerment
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina, has reiterated Federal Government's commitment to economic empowerment of women in the country. The minister spoke at the weekend when she received the executive members of the...
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Nigeria: Female Politician Declares Interest in Orlu Senatorial Seat
A female politician and former member of the House of Representatives, Mrs Juliet Nnenne Obasi-Akano, spoke at at her country home, Abajah in Nwangele Local Government Area, while marking her formal declaration for the Senate race of Orlu Senatorial...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Nigeria: Amaechi Tasks Women On Greater Participation in Politics
More participation of women in politics will go along way in making democracy in Nigeria an interesting game, even as it would help in stamping out corruption in the political system. This position was made by the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Nigeria: Ogun - Fresh Perspectives On Women in Politics
First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, recently put forward new perspectives on how to make women's voices heard and make their votes count in Nigeria's political process, ahead of the 2015 general elections. She noted that the time had...
Friday, April 25, 2014
NEC Gender Section Begins Regional Seminars, Liberia
The Gender Section of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has begun the conduct of a string of regional Gender Seminars to encourage Women's Political participation in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election. The first phase of the seminar was...
Monday, March 31, 2014
New partnership between the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States and UN Women to enhance gender equality and women’s empowerment
A new partnership between the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and UN Women was signed today by ACP Secretary-General Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. ACP...
Monday, February 10, 2014
NIGERIA: Why Media Coverage of Women in Politics Is Poor
The media plays a crucial role in the political or electoral process. It's the ears and eyes of the public and help mould perceptions.  People rely on it for information on making decisions on a range of issues such as choosing their political...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Nigeria: 2015 - Abiola's Daughter Advocates Better Deal for Women
As Nigeria looks ahead to the 2015 elections, leading political parties have been urged to encourage more women to run for elective positions by removing barriers impeding their effective participation in politics. Making this call monday, the...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Nigeria: UNDP Advises Political Parties To Support Women For Elective Positions In 2015
Mrs Adekemi Ndieli, National Programme Officer, UNDP (UN Women), has challenged the political parties in Nigeria to be more affirmative in supporting women to win elective positions through concerted efforts. Ndieli told the News Agency of Nigeria (...
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Namibia: Political Parties Not Ready For Women Leadership
Women hoping to take up positions of leadership in Namibia still face an uphill battle, judging by the results of the just-ended Swapo-Party congress, Namibia's Press Agency Nampa reported. Quite a number of people, especially those who champion...
Monday, November 19, 2012
NDI: Burkina Faso Campaign Brings 16,000 Women Closer to Voter Registration
For Burkina Faso’s last election – a presidential poll in 2010 –difficult and confusing requirements resulted in overwhelmingly low voter registration. Only three million of the country’s six million eligible citizens registered. And of those, only...
Friday, October 26, 2012
Nigeria: Osun Promises to Empower Women in Politics
Osun State Government has assured women in the state of its readiness to create a conducive atmosphere to allow them take active role in politics. It also promised to create a conducive avenue for their economic empowerment for the growth and...