IWD: UN calls for more women representation in Nigeria’s politics

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By Justina Auta

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has called on the Federal Government to scale up efforts at ensuring a more robust participation of women in politics and in political office holding.

Kallon made the call at a National Policy Dialogue in commemoration of the International Women’s Day, (IWD) held in Abuja with the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.”

The IWD is celebrated globally every March 8 in recognition of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and also a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

According to the coordinator, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed systemic inequalities around the world, particularly on the vulnerable children, older persons, persons with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, youths, low income earners and others.

He, therefore, advocated the need for Nigeria to adopt the Gender and Equal…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria