ELECTORAL REFORMS AND THE STATUS OF THE ELECTORAL AMENDMENT BILL

  The electoral system of any country plays a fundamental role in sustaining and shaping the political conduct of its citizens. The manner of conduct of elections in a country goes a long way to determine the level of political culture, political participation, good governance, and sustainable development in the country. The main purpose of …

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THE WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION CHAT SERIES EP 2

In our second episode of the women’s political participation chat series, we interview Mrs. Tari Oliver, Technical Adviser for Women in Agriculture to the Governor of Bayelsa State and Former Gubernatorial Aspirant. The interview focuses on Bridging the Gender Inequality Gap in the Political Space. Before we delve into how to bridge the gap of …

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WHAT DOES NASS STAND TO GAIN FROM A LOOSE ELECTORAL SYSTEM? By TITILOPE ANIFOWOSHE & DEBORAH YUSUF

Since the end of the Cold War, elections have been adopted by almost all nations of the world for their organization and existence. A country’s electoral process provides an important window into its practice of democracy. Sadly, in many nations, elections which are meant to be the best mechanism for the peaceful arbitration of political …

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THE WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION CHAT SERIES

Founder of Women for Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative, Barrister Tofi Sewuese Lynda, in this interview with Abuja Discourse on the new chat series on Women’s political participation in Nigeria discusses factors affecting Women’s political participation in Nigeria. Why is women’s political participation important and how does it contribute to development? Women’s participation in …

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Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful practice that involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Female Genital Mutilation is considered Sexual and Gender-Based Violence because it is usually performed against the will of the girl child and violates their right to …

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Reasons Why Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Remains Prevalent

Sexual and Gender-based violence, which includes domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and harassment, female genital mutilation, sex trafficking, child marriage, and socio-economic violence is one of the most pronounced expressions of the unequal power relations between women and men. Let’s explore few reasons why Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and continues to be a problem in the …

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