The Women Pear Support Network, supported by a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), based in Bauchi state, Leadtots Development Initiative has sensitized 100 women on voter education in Birshi Gandu community of Bauchi local government area.
The leader of the network, Mrs Elizabeth George while speaking at the commencement of the exercise, explained that the sensitization was part of the effort to enhance women’s participation in electoral processes.
She assured that the exercise would be conducted across the state in order to educate women on voting processes to enable them to vote during elections correctly and urged the participants to make good use of the knowledge acquired.
“We are here to sensitize women of Birshi Gandu community on voter education and other voting processes as we have discovered that the majority of women vote wrongly during elections and other voting processes. We have taken a step to ensure our women participate in elections correctly.”
Elizabeth, a Bauchi based lawyer, said the women’s group will seek partnership and collaboration with the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), especially on voter education to strengthen women’s inclusion in governance.
Also speaking, Mrs Hannah Sunusi of the Leadtot Development Initiative, noted that the organization through the National Endowment for Democracy has supported the training of many women in leadership, and governance for their inclusion in governance, describing the sensitization as an important tool to encourage the participation of women’s in electoral processes.