Legislation intervenes in the life of all but does not impact everyone in the same way. Women, men, and non-binary people, the young and the old, persons with and without disabilities, people of distinct race and ethnic origin are all affected differently, because of their different needs and situations and because of existing structural inequalities […]
Sustaining Democracy through a Pandemic: Gender and Inclusion Lens with WFD Nigeria
The importance of uniting across sectors, issues, and generations to build a healthier, more gender-equal future is clear. Views through the gender and inclusion lens are vital for effective COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. When grounded in human rights, it paves the way to a more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable future for all.
The major objective of this webinar is to ascertain how COVID-19 has or will affect women, including women with disabilities participation in politics. The webinar will help individuals take a diagnostic outlook to assess the potential impact of the situation on women’s presence in the political space while gauging the readiness of the government to ensure gender justice and equality in appointments and overall leadership.
Therefore, the focus of this discussion is to express the place of gender disparities, lack of inclusion of other vulnerable groups and inequalities in the COVID-19 situation that might widen, especially as it affects Nigerian democracy as well as to discuss opportunities for leadership inclusion within the political space now and after the pandemic.
Friday 19th June 2020
10am Nigeria Time
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- Anuli Ola-Olaniyi, Founder, HEIR Women Development
- Kate Osamor, Labour MP for Edmonton, United Kingdom
- Iyom Josephine Anenih, former Nigerian Minister of Women Affairs
- Hon. Rahmat Abisola Abdullahi, Council Secretary for Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC)
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10 September 2020: IALS/WFD Digital Conference: Are emergency measures in response to COVID-19 a threat to democracy? Fact and Fiction
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, over 100 countries have passed emergency laws or declared states of emergency. The restrictive measures have been accompanied by a worrying narrative about the negative impact of these measures on democratic processes and human rights. The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) […]