WATCH the work of WDN as seen through its 2013 International Women’s Day conference which brought together members from Argentina, Bangladesh, Burma, Moldova, Nigeria, Tunisia, Syria, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe committed to tackling the barriers preventing women in their countries from assuming rightful positions of leadership in the public sphere.

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THE CRITICAL ROLE OF WOMEN IN NIGERIAN POLITICS

Over the years women have been relegated to the background in issues of the overall development especially in the developing nations like Nigeria. This is borne out of the sentimental attachment on feminine gender. Historical evidences are available to prove that the Nigerian women have for long been playing crucial role in political life of the country, and this has contributed in no small measure in shaping the political system of the nation. For development of any kind to be successful, a vantage position should be accorded the women, as they constitute larger proportion of the population. In this regard, they should not be left out in the issues of decision making that bothers even on their lives as a people.

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