STRATEGIC LITIGATION PRESS STATEMENT

To achieve an Inclusive Governance in Nigeria, women’s groups, civil society organisations and
other stakeholders (also known as the Legal Strategy Team) are set to seek constitutional
clarification on the position of the law on the inclusion of women in the country’s democratic
process. The litigation process which commences on 2 December 2020, at the Federal High
Court Maitama, Abuja is set to achieve a milestone on the interpretations of the laws on
women’s inclusion in leadership and decision-making positions in Nigerian governance
process.
The Legal Strategy Team which is a diverse group set up for the Strategic Litigation towards
inclusive governance in Nigeria aims at seeking interpretations of the law on nondiscrimination and women’s inclusion and leadership in Nigeria’s democratic process as well
as raise public awareness on the strategic litigation process and issues of exclusion of women.

Memorandum Submitted by the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund to the Constitutional and Electoral Reform Committee at the Public Hearing held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Thursday 30th March, 2017

Nigerian women make up almost half of the population according to the 2006 census. However, women, youth and persons with disability occupy less than 10% of positions in public office nationwide including the hallowed chambers which has less than 6% of women in the 8th parliament. This situation is …….

Memorandum Submitted by the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund to the Constitutional and Electoral Reform Committee at the Public Hearing held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Thursday 30th March, 2017

The Chairman,Committee onConstitutional & Electoral Reform Introduction: The Nigeria Women’s Trust Fund (Women Fund) is an unusual coalition of civil society, government and development partners established in 2011 as a technical and financial resource that works to close the gender gaps in governance at all levels. Issue: Nigerian women make up almost half of the […]

Memorandum Submitted by the Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund to the Constitutional and Electoral Reform Committee at the Public Hearing held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Thursday 30th March, 2017

The Chairman,Committee onConstitutional & Electoral Reform Introduction: The Nigeria Women’s Trust Fund (Women Fund) is an unusual coalition of civil society, government and development partners established in 2011 as a technical and financial resource that works to close the gender gaps in governance at all levels. Issue: Nigerian women make up almost half of the […]

Summary on Conclusions and demands at the Caucus Meeting & Call for Women’s Political Inclusion to mark the 2017 International Women’s Day Themed: “From Rhetoric to Action: Gender Champions Speak for Women’s Political Inclusion” On Wednesday, 1st March, 2017 At Chelsea Hotel, Central Area, Abuja.

Presented as a Charter of Demand to the Chairman,  Inter – Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Women across several political parties and other stakeholders convened in Abuja to mark the 2017 International Women’s Day. As part of the activities lined up to commemorate this day, Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund in partnership with Women in Politics Forum […]

Being a Man in Nigeria Report

This section focuses on perceptions of what it means to be a man or a woman in Nigeria. It also covers the extent to which different facets of dominant stereotypes are subscribed to, and how they underpin perceptions of men and women’s roles and relationships. Ideas regarding men and women and their roles in society […]

Gender Representation in NASS drops

DROP IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY GENDER REPRESENTATION The results of the 2015 National Assembly elections confirm that representation of women in parliament is steadily declining. Only 5.11% of federal legislators in the 8th National Assembly will be women, down from 9% in 2007 and 7% in 2011.