Diatom Impact pushes for women’s participation in Nigerian politics with ElectHer Academy
Diatom Impact, in partnership with ElectHer Academy, has begun push to activate and engage more women in the political process with the aim to build a productive, and healthy community.
This push stemmed from the belief that investing in girls and women would create a ripple effect that would yield multiple benefits, not only for individual women, but also for families, communities, and countries.
In a recent statement signed by Diatom Impact in conjunction with the Co-founders of ElectHer, Abosede George-Ogan and Ibijoke Faborede, it revealed that ElectHer was on a mission to support 1000 women to run for office in 2023, while enjoying funding support from Diatom Impact.
“In many African societies, women’s participation in development efforts, decision-making and politics is low.
“The national average of women’s political participation in Nigeria has remained 6.7 per cent in elective and appointive positions, which is far below the global average of 22.5 per cent, Africa regional average of 23.4 per cent and West African sub-regional average of 15 per cent.
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