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Women in Elective Offices in Nigeria

Nigeria is a Federal Republic composed of 36 states, with a population figure put at 193,392,517 (98,630,184, 51% males and; 94,762,333, 49% females) as at April 2018 by the National Population Commission (NPC) and the National Bureau of Statistic…

Gender Equality and the Participation of Women in Public Office in Swaziland

Despite major efforts over the past two decades to create equal opportunities for women to participate in politics and to increase female representation in government leadership in subSaharan Africa, women's inclusion continues to be a major challe…

Women in Corporate Boards in Africa: Beyond Tokenism

Women are under-represented on corporate boards and other leadership structures in Africa. This problem is a reflection of the historical disadvantages and gender inequalities women face. The status quo is, however, ironic given the relatively lar…

Women's Representation in Nigeria's Leading Political Parties

Nineteen years since the first attempt to address women's exclusion from national life through a National Policy on Women, produced under the then Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Ismail, the gender inclusiveness it sought to promote, remains elusiv…

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