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Women as equal stakeholders

' To demonstrate my belief that women are equal stakeholders in Nigeria as men, I recently appointed Prof Precious Kassey Garba as the first female Chief Economic Adviser to the President in Nigerian history. I hope this appointment as well as the performance of the Falconets at the recently concluded Female U-20 World C...up in Germany would spur women to enter the political arena and run for elective offices in 2011. '
This statement was posted on Facebook profile page by the president of Nigeria, Godluck Jonathan on August 23 ,2010 .
It appears there's hope for us or ....
Gender based victimization in the political arena is a major deterrent . Nigerian women in politics have shared stories of how their male counterparts call for political meetings at odd hours and in odd places in order to victimize the women.

We also have cases of the menfolks , the husbands to be precise accusing their spouses of infedility because of political involvement.

Where do we go from here?

Long live Nigeria

Comments

jadefrank's picture

Long live Nigeria!

Thank you for bringing up this important issue! I am so fascinated by Nigeria because of the country's history, and her resilient people. I have met so many incredible Nigerian women here on PulseWire, women who have such a profound desire to bring justice and equality to your country - with a determination to move forward despite opposition - and with the strength and courage to follow your dreams so that young girls and women will know more opportunities.

I see you're a member of the newly formed Nigerian Cafe! This is an excellent place to also post journals, and engage fellow Nigerians in dialogue for advancing women's participation in Nigerian politics. I hope that you will also be participating in the upcoming PulseWire Meet-up in Lagos!

And just yesterday, I read this encouraging journal from an outspoken male member of PulseWire, Kingsley.
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/27171

I hope to get to know you more through this community and hear more about your work - which I think is so vital to improving society!

In friendship and solidarity,
Jade

tocssfoundation's picture

Re:

Thanks Jade, hope to get to know you more too.You are equally doing a great job out there.

You know what, Nigerians are faced with tough circumstances and we have come to know that only the tough people, who happens to be women most times, can survive such situations.

No retreat no surrender!

About the Nigerian Cafe, I 'm still trying very hard to know my way around the community, don't know yet where to post on the Nigerian Cafe.

Definitely, I'll be there for the PulseWire Meet-Up in Lagos.
Regards

Shalom.

jadefrank's picture

Welcome!

To post in the Nigerian Cafe:

1. Go to the group page: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/26134

2. Click on the "Contribute" tab above the photo of the Nigerian flag.

3. Write your group journal entry - which will send a notification to all Nigerian Cafe members.

4. Read and comment on other journals in the Nigerian Cafe by clicking the "Group Journal" tab above the Nigerian flag.

So glad to hear you're planning to come to the meet up! Fatima is organizing it in the Nigerian Cafe, so feel free to add your ideas for making this event successful!

In friendship,
Jade

tocssfoundation's picture

Re:

I hope to do so my sister .
Thanks for the assitance.
Do have a great day ahead of you.

Shalom.

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