Kogi Polls: Women Advised to Be Vanguard In Support for Women to Occupy Elective Positions – Kogi NUJ Chairman.

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Women have been asked to be in the vanguard for pushing for their fellow women to occupy elective position as the only way to make their voices heard.
Kogi State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Comr. Adeiza Momoh Jimoh gave the admonition at a one day GOTV and STOP VAWIP media round table, organised to sensitize media organizations’ on knowledge of gender based electoral violence and STOP VAWIP campaign.
The NUJ boss disclosed that women are the major participants in electoral process, lamented that in most electoral processes, women fail to support their own, says it would be made easier for women to occupy elective positions if their fellow women rally round support for them.
The Chairman pointed out that journalists in the state have been trained on reporting issues related to violence against women, assured that no stone will be left unturned in detailing all forms of violence against women.
The Chairman cautioned against violence against women in whatever form, says when women are inclusive in electoral process, it leads to stability and help them make informed choices, charged journalists to be in the vanguard for protecting women against all forms of violence.
Comr. Adeiza Momoh Jimoh assured women of all forms of support by the NUJ towards making them attain their full political aspirations in the state.
Earlier, the Executive Director, Challenged Parenthood Initiative (CPI), Eunice Abimbola Agbogun said the Kogi state Women Get Out the Vote (GOTV), voter education and Stop VAWIP campaign project is a four months project implemented across the 21 local government councils of the state, aimed at empowering women to engage and participate in the Electoral process through knowledge impartation, information and skills provision, community mobilization towards reducing gender based violence in elections.
According to her, the project employs advocacy, capacity building, community mobilization through door-to-door voter education, community dialogue sessions, media engagement through special structured phone-in programme described the Kogi governorship election as a test case to encourage women participate in the electoral process, discourage and track violence against women.

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