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Women and their participation in governance

Women and their participation in Governance: Let's give women a chance to lead... @PATANG VISUAL Nigeria is one of many countries in Africa who have never had a woman as the head of the government. Women elected to public office in Nigeria... (No. of Seats) 1999 2003 2007 2011 Trend in Africa... FEDERAL OF THE With only TWO women head of state, the majority of countries in Africa have yet to have gender parity in political representation President (1) NIGERIA SEAL OF VACE PRESIDENT o NIGERIAN Liberia 13 4. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Senate (109) Assumed office in January 2006 SENATE NIGERIAN 21 27 19 House of Representatives (360) REPRESENTATIVES Governor (36) USTICEA PROGRESS State House of Assembly (SHA) (990) 24 40 57 69 Malawi Joyce Banda Assumed office in April 2012 International Day of The Girl... 11th October 2012 18 32 52 SHA Committee Chairpersons (829) n/a DAY OF THE GIRL LGA 13 15 27 n/a Chairpersons (710) Councillors (6368) 69 267 235 The movement aims to speak out against gender bias and advocate for girls' rights everywhere. In/al The Day of the Girl is about highlighting, celebrating, discussing, and advancing girls lives and opportunities across the globe. When girls come together to talk about what really matters to us, we can teach other people-grownups, boys, girls all across the world a new way of thinking about issues like gender stereotypes, discrimination, and opportunity. Nigeria has yet to achieve gender parity in political representation at the national level... each pink block represents the percentage of women holding political seats out of the total number of seats (rounded up to nearest whole number) DATANG @VISUAL Source: British Council, African Union, National Bureau of Statistics, International Day of the Girl @BIGNG Infographic designed by: in association with: IDEASI 2012 OCTOBER REPUBLIC %2 HOUSE OF

Women and their participation in governance

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This dataviz was produced to celebrate the 1st International Day of the Girl, which took place on the 11th of October 2012. The infographic focuses on women's role in Nigerian governance and political systems.




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