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2023: NIPSS blames political parties for women exclusion

National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS)

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) has commenced sensitization efforts aimed at mobilising political party leaders and other stakeholders to deepen women participation in the nation’s political process.

Speaking on Monday in Abuja at a one-day stakeholders’ engagement on “Strengthening of Women in Political Process in Nigeria” organised by NIPSS, European Union and others, the Acting Director General of the institute, Brig-Gen. Chukwuemeka Udaya (rtd), regretted that notwithstanding the existence of the Nigerian gender policy, participation of women in the political process at various levels is still very low.

According to him, political parties are to be blamed for stalling efforts at boosting more women participation in the nation’s politics and governance.