Fedpoly Ede gets research grant for women’s political participation
Written by on April 7, 2022
The Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun, has secured a sub-grant of N3 million to deepen women’s participation in politics and democratic governance, as well as to end discriminatory tendencies against them.
This is contained in a statement by the institution’s Protocol, Media and Public Relations Officer, Mr Sola Lawal, on Thursday in Osogbo.
Lawal said the grant was secured through a project entitled: “Impact of Citizenship Laws, Practices and Policies On Women’s Rights To Participate in Politics and Governance in Oyo and Osun States”.
He said the project was sponsored by National Women Trust Fund and Ford Foundation, with Dr Jade Mohammeda, a Chief Lecturer and Director of Legal Services of the institution, as the Principal Researcher and Coordinator of the project.
Lawal quoted Mohammed as saying that ”the concept of ‘Citizenship’ encompasses a sense of solidarity beyond difference in either ethnicity or religion.
She added that at the recently organised maiden stakeholders’ workshop on the project, participants agreed that the prevalence of discriminatory citizenship/indigeneship against women remained violence against them.
She said women politicians at the workshop noted that a new barrier was being created each day to exclude women from governance, with political parties demanding for PhD, MSc certificates as part of the conditions for nomination of women into positions.