Out of 360 members in the Nigerian House of Representatives, only 22 are women
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Poverty, Unemployment, Financial Constraints and Violence affect women's participation in politics
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Out of 109 members in the Nigerian Senate, only 7 are women
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About half of the population of Nigeria are women, unfortunately women occupy only about 6% of Federal Legislative seats
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In Nigeria and around the world, women are underrepresented in politics, decision-making and at different levels of government. In the current Nigerian 8th National Assembly, women occupy 7 out of 109 Senate seats and only 22 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives. Globally, it has been recognized that inclusivity in political participation is a fundamental aspect of modern democracy. Improved representation of women have been shown to have benefits such as improved policy changes, economic growth, enhanced peace building and a more egalitarian society.

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