Targeting Local level Politics tremendously impacts on the number of Grassroots Women in Political Party Structures

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Targeting Local level Politics tremendously impacts on the number of Grassroots Women in Political Party Structures

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Across Nigeria, very few women are appointed into public offices; fewer still, hold elective positions. At present, less than 8% of elective positions at the legislative level are occupied by women.

As an organisation committed to promoting inclusion and participation of Grassroots citizens in politics and governance, CLP carried out a pilot project in Ekiti and Osun States in 2013 to increase women’s participation in politics and governance at the local and state levels. CLP brought together women politicians from the 3 major political parties – APC, Labour and PDP – and had them work together as a team on this common agenda. CLP’s intervention focused on getting more women into leadership positions within political party structures where the women can influence decision-making and ensure that more women are fielded as candidates in elections.

This publication highlights the impact of our work on increasing women’s participation in politics and governance.

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