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Nigeria: women on the outskirts of politics

Written by Lisa Denney

'It is doubtful whether the top-down changes that President Goodluck Jonathon has made through political appointments of women will transform the role of women in politics without similar results achieved from the bottom-up. This is a story that development organisations and donors should heed, given that most support to the electoral process in Nigeria is focused on elections themselves, rather than on the enabling environment that shapes the election.'