Women’s Political Representation: A review of frameworks and quotas in West Africa

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) pursues the promotion of good governance, peace and security and free, fair and credible elections in member states through a combination of direct involvement and diplomacy. The Commission, with a mandate derived from the ECOWAS Treaty, has developed legal frameworks such as the Protocol Relating to the …

Lack of gender parity responsible for underdevelopment in Nigeria- Bar Ifendu Ebere

Barrister Ebere Ifendu who is the President of the Women in Politics Forum spoke on Women Political Platform, our Weekly radio show aimed at engaging Nigerians on National discourse – topical issues and serve as advocacy mechanism for inclusion of women in politics and implementation of 35 percent affirmative action (quota system as it is …

APPLICATION OPEN FOR TWO DAYS: CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS

Since, the country’s return to democracy in 1999, the national average of women’s political participation in Nigeria has remained 6.7 percent in elective and appointive positions, which is far below the global average of 22.5 percent, Africa regional average of 23.4 percent and West Africa sub-regional average of 15 percent. For instance, out of the …

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN POLITICS Since, the country’s return to democracy in 1999, the national average of women’s political participation in Nigeria has remained 6.7 percent in elective and appointive positions, which is far below the global average of 22.5 percent, Africa regional average of 23.4 percent and West Africa sub-regional average of …