Women Participation In 2015 Elections: Hacey Health Initiative Hosts Dialogue Session For Young Women
Approximately 52% of the Nigerian youth population is female; their opinions and participation is equally important, but most times not heard. To achieve an inclusive society, it is imperative to ensure that the opinions of all young people are regarded, especially when it comes to decisions that affect their future.
“Youth Square”, a project of HACEY Health Initiative, funded by the United States Consulate, is designed to actively engage and educate young women through dialogues, interaction, and traditional media on the 2015 Nigeria Elections and beyond. The goal of Youth Square project is to increase the participation of young women in the electoral process and governance in Nigeria.
To achieve this goal, HACEY Health Initiative will be hosting the Youth Square Dialogue Series on the theme: Promoting the effective participation of women in Electoral processes and Governance. The dialogue session will be bringing together young women to discuss and proffer way to improve the participation and build the capacity of female youth leaders on accountability and good governance. Facilitators at the workshop include: Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, President of the Center for Democracy and President of Women Arise for Change Initiative; Ms. Yemi Adamolekun, the Executive Director of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE); and Mrs. Temitayo Etomi, Fellow of the Barack Obama’s Mandela Washington Young African Leaders Initiative.
The detail of the event is as follows:
Date: Thursday, 11th December, 2014
Venue: 254, Herbert Macaulay way, Yaba, Lagos
Time: 9am to 4pm
HACEY Health Initiative is a non-governmental organization committed to supporting, informing and empowering women and young people to lead healthy lives through capacity building, advocacy, research and education.
For further details, kindly contact the Project coordinator of the Youth Square Project:
Ms Rhoda Robinson
Director, Gender Development Programs,
HACEY Health Initiative
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