Women’s Participation in Politics and Governance
2023 A New Dawn for Women’s Voices Press Conference
The 100 Women Lobby Group provides a platform that drives women’s participation at all level of decision making. The group has been inundated in recent times with apprehensions about current happenings affecting Nigerian women in all sectors.
As part of our commitment to addressing issues affecting women and girls in Nigeria, we have called this press conference to provide the perspective of women and girls on the current efforts to review the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We want to ensure that the rights of women and girls must be explicitly recognized and guaranteed in the Nigerian Constitution. Without explicit provisions in the Constitution, laws and policies developed to address women’s issues – such as gender-based discrimination and gender inequality – will be ineffective. In particular, we are concerned that the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill and other Bills to increase women’s participation in politics are given urgent attention in the National Assembly.
The press conference is therefore a step up of our advocacy to all stakeholders that are in position to amend policies, acts and provisions that support affirmation for women participation for the development of the nation.