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Call for Application – #SPACEFORHER

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Are you aspiring to be a female lawmaker in Nigeria? Do you want to make a difference in Kwara State politics? Are you a female in Kwara State aspiring to take up leadership positions at any level in Nigeria’s government? Here is a world-class opportunity for you! #SpaceForHer is an all-inclusive project aimed at increasing the participation of women in competitive political processes. We are creating a safe space for women to take up leadership…

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OUR SOCIETY IS BETTER OFF, IF WE #BREAKTHEBIAS – BBYDI

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The 8th of March has been set aside every year to recognise the contributions of women in all spheres of life. It has served as a way to amplify the works of women and continue the advocacy for a gender-balanced world. This year’s theme is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, highlighting the importance of achieving gender equality as part of efforts towards building a sustainable future. This is because democracy presupposes an equal…

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BBYDI Urges Lawmakers to Revisit Gender Bills

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The National Assembly has rejected gender bills to increase female participation in governance. The bills include a bill providing affirmative action for women in political parties administration and a bill to create special seats for women in the national and state assemblies. The lawmakers’ decision means women are denied 35% appointed positions, 35% affirmative action in party administration and leadership. As a result, women across the country, including those representing civil societies, have condemned this action…

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