A coalition of women organisations, Nwanyi Bu Ife Advocacy Group, yesterday decried increasing low participation of women in politics and governance in Anambra State.

 

They urged the legislative arm of the government to accord women their rightful position with maximum security through legislation.

 

The women took their protest to the House of Assembly in Awka, carrying placards with inscriptions such as:

“Nigerian women matter and their votes will count in 2023”,  “Give women more voice”,  “Nigeria cannot make progress without women”.

Other inscriptions are:

“Marriages render women stateless in Nigeria”, “Stop the subjugation of women” and “Women are half the population, 35 per cent is not too much”, among others.

 

Source: Emma Elekwa