Nigerian Women Under-Represented At National Conference, but Fighting to Be Heard

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Nigerian Women Under-Represented At National Conference, but Fighting to Be Heard

PREMIUM TIMES investigations have shown that women are under represented at the ongoing national conference in Abuja.

There are roughly 78 women out of the 492 delegates attending the conference, which is less than 20 per cent, and far below the widely agitated 35 per cent affirmative action plan in Nigeria.

Data from the 2006 National population census shows that out of the country's total population of over 140 million, over 71 million are male while over 69 million are female.

We invite you to read the full article published April 1, 2014

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