Nigeria: UN Women Launch Report, Training Manual On Affirmative Action

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Nigeria: UN Women Launch Report, Training Manual On Affirmative Action

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has launched a report and training manual for building the capacity of stakeholders on Affirmative Action in the country.

The manual titled: "Sociocultural Determinants of Voting Patterns in Nigeria - Reference to Women's Participation and Representation," was expected to serve as guide towards ensuring increased participation of women in the political process.

Speaking during the stakeholders dissemination meeting of the two documents at the weekend, the UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Grace Ongile (Dr) said that the study for the report was conducted across six States of the six Geo-political zones of the Federation with particular reference to institutional, political and sociocultural factors relating to gender equality and the rights of women.

 

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