NAWOJ CALLS FOR GENDER BALANCE IN POLITICAL POSITIONS.

 

NAWOJ CALLS FOR GENDER BALANCE IN POLITICAL POSITIONS.




NKIRU NWAGBO, AWKA

The Vice President Nigeria Association of Women journalists (NAWOJ) South East zone, Comrade Stella Igboka has called  for more gender balance in the  political  positions in Nigeria.

 Comrade Igboka who made the call in a statement issued in Awka to mark this year's International Women's day insisted that women should be given equal opportunity with men as according to her " good governance is not all about gender"

She regretted that the political gap has slowed down the pace of Women emancipation and has denied them platform to agitate for their well being and right.

 She described this year's Theme, I choose to Challenge as apt, and encourage women to Challenge the erroneous believe that they are inferior but always strive to proove their metals in their various field of endeavour.

 Comrade Igboka lauded Nigerian women who have distinguished themselves , made female gender proud and called for more opportunities by appointment of more women in political offices for economic growth and development.

She further called for the abolition of gender discriminatory laws that still exist and other harmful  cultural practices that have for decades impeded the rights of women and 're affirmed NAWOJ commitment in aggressive sensitization of Women on their legal rights.

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