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Way-out to female invisibility in politics is mentorship – Mal Aminu Aliyu

A lecturer at Bayero University, Kano Department of Sociology Mal Aminu Ali said female youth inclusion in politics in the country is poor despite an increased effort by civil society groups and other women champions to mainstream their participation during a webinar meeting organized by Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

Mal Aminu added that Women in Northern Nigeria are facing a lot of stigmatization when engaged into politics due to culture and religious belief couples with outdated norms and values. “we must intensity efforts in engaging public with advocacy, sensitization and campaigns that will change the mindset of the public on women inclusion in politics”. He added

Furthermore, Aminu also said, the way out to female invisibility in politics is mentorship, in a sense that it will not encountered with their religion and traditional factors. Female youth have significant role to play when it comes to politics in the society, urging female youth in the country to join politics.

On her part, Madam Princess Hamman -Obels of Initiative for Research Innovation and Advocacy in Development (IRIAD) said Actions need to be showed when it comes to women inclusion in politics in Nigeria, when compare with some African countries like Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, South Africa etc. we are at the back bench. The increasment of women in parliament has arose to 40 to 50 percent and those countries are same with ours (Nigeria) when it comes to cultural and Religious factors that always drawn the female Gender backward. The inclusion of female in politics will lead to positive ways on developing the country in many aspects. She added

Mrs Angela Odah at Rosa Luxemburg Foundation commended CITAD for organizing the fruitful interaction with the youth and the presenters that showcased way out on resolving the problems women face in participating into politics in Nigeria.

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