Abosede George-Ogan and Ibijoke Faborode launches ElectHER to tackle low representation of women in Nigerian politics.
ElectHER is a women’s political advancement joint initiative by The Social Change Network Africa and Women in Leadership Network, aimed at addressing the significantly low representation of women in Nigerian politics by encouraging, building capacity and financing capable women to run for office and win elections.
The initiative is raising $10 million dollar Election Campaign fund for women to ensure they for political office without necessarily thinking of funds. The end goal is to facilitate the representation of women in politics in Nigeria.
Commenting on the initiative, Ibijoke Faborede says ”a core part of our work will focus on young women and person living with disabilities with an immediate goal to support 1000 women by 2023.”
”Through the “ElectHER campaign fund” we will fund the campaign of capable women to ensure no women is deprived a seat at the table due to lack of strong financial backing.”
Abosede George-Ogan says ElectHER seeks to ”engage women, encourage them to decide, equip them to run, enable them to run so we can have more inclusive and sustainable socio-economic growth in Nigeria.”
Ibijoke Faborode is the Founder of The Social Change Network Africa a non-partisan & non-profit civic catalyst focused on driving sustainable democracy & good governance, gender equity, youth empowerment, & social inclusion through advocacy, dialogues and programmes.
Abosede George-Ogan is the Founder of Women in Politics a platform that engages, encourages, equips and empowers women in Nigeria to get involved and participate in Politics. She’s also the author of ‘Building a conscious Career’- a book that equips career enthusiasts with necessary knowledge and resources to build a career that not only excites and rewards, but also positively affects the lives of others.