[The Activism Blog] 2019: UN pledges support for Nigerian female politicians

The United Nations through the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) says it will support Nigerian female politicians vying for elective positions in the 2019 general elections.

The UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stated this when she visited Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijani Bande at the Nigeria House in New York on September 12, 2017, to brief him on some of the agency’s activities in Nigeria.

She said, “We also were in Nigeria to discuss the issue of women’s participation in politics.

“We were also in Nigeria for how we need to increase the number of women participation in politics in the next elections and the strategies to do that”.

The UN executive director, informed Nigeria’s permanent representative to the UN of their commitment to girls that were affected by abductions, especially Chibok girls and other women in various IDP camp in the country to address violations of their rights.

The UN also promise to relaunch the solidarity campaign for the advancement of women tagged ‘HeForShe’ campaign with President Muhammadu Buhari, with a goal to engage men and boys as agents of change by encouraging them to take action against negative inequalities faced by women and girls.

 

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