In pursuit of our goals and objectives under good governance as a thematic area, Hope for Family Development Initiative (HFDI) attended a workshop for women on Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) organized by Pan African Women Projects in partnership with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Keynote Address was delivered by Prof. Olabisi Aina from the Department of Sociology/Anthropology, OAU, Ile-Ife who is also the visiting professor and Director, Center for Gender, Humanitarian and Development Studies, Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State. She analyzed the importance of involvement of women in electoral process and activities and thereby enjoined women to actively participate in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration which is the major prerequisite to participate in the upcoming elections.
Prof. Aina also showed us the current level of involvement and participation of women in politics in the country with a graphical representation of the percentage of women in the Federal House of Representative and the Senate. She further emphasized on how pertinent it is for Nigerian women to gear up and take positions of higher authority in governance because when important decisions are been taken, it usually bent toward better equity and this can only happen when women are there and fully involved.