Women's Political Participation in the Niger Delta: A case from Nigeria
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This case study describes the work of the Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre. Women's leadership and political participation is a priority in the Oxfam in Nigeria Country Analysis and Strategy 2011–2015. The Strategy has a clear target of increasing the space for women to assume leadership positions in social, economic and political spheres for female transformative leadership towards sustainable development in Nigeria.
The overall aim of the project is to enhance the capacity of women's community groups to promote quality service delivery in their constituencies, while also effectively supporting female political aspirants/candidates to run for political office. The project also intends to change the tone of electioneering campaigns in the region while improving the capacity of the women in the community to hold elected officials accountable for election promises and sustainable community development projects.