CDD Hails Resilience of Women Despite Challenges

Calls For Legislation, Policies To Enhance Participation in Decision Making As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) heartily felicitates with women in Nigeria, Africa, and worldwide. Notwithstanding the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and livelihoods, women have remained resilient as they continue to play pivotal …

How Women Fared In The 2019 Elections

    Nigeria’s population is estimated to be 200,923,640. Women form 49.4% of this figure, with a total of 99,180,412. However, female political representation in the 2019 elections was negligible relative to the approximately half of the population they constitute. 2,970 women were on the electoral ballot, representing only 11.36% of nominated candidates. From the …