Wednesday, May 26, 2021

#2021SCOCR#Asaba Public Hearing: Working Fingers, CSO Groups Make Case For Youths, Women, And Persons Living With Disability In Politics.



Why Nigerian Constitution Should Promote Women, Youths, And Persons Living With Disability In Politics- Working Fingers, Other CSO Groups.

Supported by:
                                             
Association Against Child Sexual and Gender Based Violence
803 Durunmi District, Area 1, Garki, Abuja
 C/o Plot 29 Ogagifo Street,
Asaba
Delta State.
09043482976/08033921292
aacsgbv@gmail.com
www.aacsgbv.org.ng

  A Coalition of Women’s Health and Rights Organizations in Nigeria, working in partnership with the  Ministry of Women Affairs. 
 We are interested in the ongoing Constitutional and Electoral Amendment by the National Assembly. We believe that the issues of inclusion women, youths, and PWDs are not captured in the current constitution and Electoral act. 

In the promotion of inclusion and with the provision of the constitution on Gender Equity and inclusion, the coalition therefore seeks to submit a memorandum for alterations and amendments in the following:
Section 31(1) of Electoral Act 2010 should amended by inserting a new subsection (2) To read: “Every Political Party shall include Youth and disabled Persons” (3) “Ensure equitable representation of all sex in the list of candidates it seeks to sponsor in an )
Section 87 of Electoral act 2010 should be amended to require equal representation of a sex in the list of delegates to vote in all party both primary and conventions.

Section 100 of the Electoral Act 2010 should be amended to compel public media through (Broadcast and Prints) to grant some particular women, youth, PWDs who are ready for election some discounted rate during election campaigns.

Section 104 of the Electoral Act 2010 should be amended to provide Zebra Methodology which means that both Chairman and Vice Chairman are not of same sex. Also that amendment should be made on Age qualification of both Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be 25 years.

In Conclusion, this is to achieve a significant representation of women, youth and persons living with disabilities in Politics. Political parties should include the above mentioned persons in the Electoral System as it is in the above Sections. Section 31, Section 87, Section 100 and Section 104 with all of these in the Electoral Act 2010 in Nigerian Constitutions.

Submitted by;

1. Working Fingers International Initiative
2. Gold Label International
3. Afro Centre for Development Initiative
4. Entrepreneural Skills Initiative for Peace and Development
5. NAWOJ
6. Railproject Nigeria
7. Youth Advocacy and Nation Building
8. Koyenum Imunala Foundation
9. Fit Afric Development Initiative
10. Like Minds Change Initiative
11. COPASS
12. Divine Support Initiative Nigeria.
13. Aids in Distress Foundation

MEMORANDUM 
TOPIC
PROMOTING THE INCLUSION OF WOMEN, YOUTHS AND PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

SUPPORTED BY

ASSOCIATION AGAINST CHILD SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

SUBMITTED 

TO:
THE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS,
SENATE COMMITTEE ON THEREVIEW OF THE
1999 CONSTITUTION

AT THE TWO-DAY ZONAL PUBLIC HEARING,
AT NNEBISI HALL, GRAND HOTEL, ASABA

DATE
26TH – 27TH MAY, 2021

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