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Published On: Mon, Feb 24th, 2020

Foundation wants 35 percent affirmation in political parties

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By Ochiaka Ugwu

The Executive Director of Dinidiri Foundation, Ndi Kato has informed on her plan to sponsor a bill in National Assembly that sees that 35 percent of positions in political parties are reserved for women.
Kato who made this known in Abuja while interacting with journalists on Friday stated that an inclusive legislation and policy change would ensure that politicians create more avenues where women in politics can be showcased.
Kato also spoke on the screening of the Fourth Republic, a movie, which documents the travails of women in politics.
She noted that few women were ultimately given the opportunity to hold political offices compared to their male counterparts.
The Convener of Abuja Discuss said that the legislation if passed into law will enable women in politics attain 35% affirmative action, maintaining that it will be achievable given the fact that party position are not hotly contested like electoral positions.
She said that her desire was to see 35% representative of women from the ward level to national in all political parties.
She has the conviction that this will open the political space for women which will greatly bring both human and capital development in our society.

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