Exclusion Of Women Will Hamper Democracy, Women Group Warns


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President of Women in Politics Forum (WIPF), Ebere Ifendu, said that the non-inclusion of women in the appointments so far made by the present administration would hamper the country’s democracy.

The group, which held a conference in Abuja, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to abide by the 35 percent affirmative action as contained in the National Gender Policy, among other promises made to women during his campaign.

Ebere Ifendu also advised the President to strengthen the Ministry of Women Affairs.

"The President should strengthen the Ministry of Women Affairs as an effective monitoring agency to track the delivery of results for women and girls across all ministries, departments and agencies."

She, however, called on the media to help in the fight for gender equality.

Representatives of Nigerian Women Trust Fund, National Association of Women Journalists and Women’s Rights Advancement & Protection Alternative were all present at the conference.

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