Jigawa Women Group Demand Representation, Participation In Politics
Women in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital on Tuesday, stormed the state House of Assembly to demand full participation and representation of women in politics, including the 2019 general elections.
The women, under the group called the Association of Women in Politics, presented their demands alongside a bill on child abuse and drug abuse to the House.
According to the women, despite their contribution in the success of political candidates, women are not well represented in socio-political and economic sectors.
The demand of the women group was read to the members of the House of Assembly By Hajiya Abu Muhammad.
The women are demanding for the representation of women in politics; free education for the girl child; improve healthcare for women to reduce maternal mortality, implementation of nutrition policy, and laws and policies made to protect women against violence among others.
Speaker of Jigawa State Assembly, Alhaji Isa Idris in response said they will preside over their demands and justice would be done to there request.
Hajiya Ladi Dansure a stalwart of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and commissioner for women affairs, said women deserve equal rights with men, therefore, they should be given equal opportunity in a decision-making process.
Mrs Lami Yerima who also spoke to channels television said, women, if given the chance can do even better and this is evident in them raising a family.