Posted by in Uncategorized on September 2, 2015

Sexual harassment, intimidation hinder women’s participation in elections

Nigeria: A coalition of NGOs and other stakeholders on Tuesday identified sexual harassment, intimidation and lack of support as some causes for the declining rate of women’s participation in elections.

This was observed at the launch of the “Stop-Violence against Women in Election” (Stop-VAWIE) campaign project and unveiling of Mrs Stephanie Linus as the project ambassador in Abuja.

Mrs Amina Zakari, the Acting Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said that women were often used during elections as source of entertainment or in assisting others carry out party campaign.

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Source: All Africa