Political Empowerment

WOCON’s commitment to the entrenchment of good Governance and Democracy is intertwined with its efforts to ensure women’s equal participation in Governance and the electoral process for over 20 years. We have been involved in Election monitoring, Voter's Mobilization, Sesitization and Production of Publications to help ensure good governance.


Although it is believed that gender parity is still about 200 years away from being a reality, it is important to note that women, especially as a marginalized group, can #pressforprogress by challenging stereotypes and bias, forging positive visibility of women, influencing others' positive beliefs, maintaining a gender parity mindset and celebrating women’s achievements.

In Nigeria, gender parity is almost appearing to be non-achievable except for the strives and efforts of some State and non-State actors.


The masses in Nigeria today have always been of the opinion that voting in this country is basically a waste of time. They believe that secret meetings have already been held and candidates already promised political appointments and seats so to them, they feel as if they would be wasting their votes if they attempt voting for any aspirant of their choice.

WOCON’S PARALLEL EVENT – MARCH 7 2013: WOCON’s parallel event at the 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 4-15 March 2013

Event Title: Documentary on survivors of violence against women and panel discussion on initiatives for the prevention of violence against women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sponsors:  Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) ECOSOC Accredited
Nigerian Ministry of Women Affairs
Event has been scheduled for
Date: Thursday, 7 March 2013
Time: 10:30 am
Venue: V-Hall Armenian Convention Center, 630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016