He Research and Development Projects Center (dRPC)in partnership with Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN), is set to release a new report on gender norms and women in appointed positions in Nigeria.
The report, which will be released at an event in Abuja on Tuesday, investigates the complex interplay of gender norms and media narratives on the experiences of women holding appointed positions in Nigeria’s political and public bureaucracy landscape. .
It also addresses notable gaps in the existing literature by focusing on women in appointed and non-elective roles.
The organizers in a report published before the event said: “The research analyzed the deeply embedded norms and traditions in Nigeria that have systematically marginalized women, relegating them to subordinate roles within the public and private spheres.
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“One of the key findings shows that between 1999, when democracy returns, and 2023, only 55 women held senior positions, compared to men who held 326 appointed positions.”
International development partners, embassies and high commissions, civil society organizations, media, politicians, public officials and women’s associations are expected at the event. Minister of Women Affairs Uju Ohanenye is the guest of honour.
Stay on this page as Newslodge provides live updates of the event scheduled to begin at 09:00 am
About the organizers
DRPC is a non-governmental organization established with the mission of strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations to design and implement transformative and sustainable development interventions that engage government and address the felt needs of the vulnerable and excluded, such as women and the girls.
ALIGN is a digital platform and work program that is creating a global community of researchers, practitioners and thought leaders, all committed to gender justice and equality.
9:30 am – It is a beautiful morning at Fraser Suites in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, where the Development Research and Projects Center (dRPC), in partnership with Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN), will unveil a new report on gender norms. and women in appointment positions in Nigeria.
9:32 am – Dignitaries and guests are already streaming into the hall, as they prepare for the start of the event. Registration is also ongoing simultaneously.
9:33 am: Although the high-profile event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am, guests have not yet fully settled in.
9:40 am: The main facilitator of the event, Umar Kawu, takes to the podium and the event begins with the national anthem.