MONITORING THE ROLE OF SECURITY PERSONNEL IN THE 2007 by LeeHarland

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									"MONITORING THE ROLE OF SECURITY PERSONNEL IN THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTION" proposal #2260 Organisation Name NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISION OF NIGERIA Project Title MONITORING THE ROLE OF SECURITY PERSONNEL IN THE 2007 GENERAL ELECTION Project Location Nigeria Project Summary Project Summary The 1999 and 2003 general elections in Nigeria were rigged and lacked credibility. The monitoring by civil society did not cover state actors. The police, army and state security officials were used to rig elections. Civil society monitors don't have the capacity to monitor the activities of these agencies. The Commission as a government body has the capacity to monitor this aspect of elections and can institute appropriate legal actions. This will make elections free and fair in Nigeria and deepen our democracy. Duration 2 years Activity Line Civic Education, Electoral Support and Political Parties Problem being The 1999 and 2003 general elections in Nigeria were rigged with assistance of addressed security personnel and generally lacked credibility. The monitoring by civil society did not cover state actors. Civil society monitors don't have the capacity to monitor the activities of these agencies. The Commission has the capacity to monitor this aspect of elections and can institute appropriate legal actions. This will make elections free and fair in Nigeria and deepen our democracy. Executing Agent UNDP NIGERIA Implementing NATIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION OF NIGERIA Partner(s)

"Strengthening Women's Participation in Governance in Nigeria" proposal #2193 Organisation Name Alliances for Africa Project Title Strengthening Women's Participation in Governance in Nigeria Project Location Nigeria Project Summary The project is a series of interlinked activities aimed at enhancing women's capacity to participate effectively during elections and work with party leaders to provide a framework for strengthening of political parties to address gender issues in party plaforms and manifestoes. The main activities invlove series of interactive consultations with marginalised groups, capacity building workshops for women to provide leadership in the political spheres and development of IEC materials. Duration 2 years Activity Line Civic Education, Electoral Support and Political Parties Problem being In Nigeria, women do not equally participate in political processes and decision addressed making structures due to lack of capacity and restrictions of participation embeded in the way the party systems and procedues are concieved and operated. Marginalised urban and rural poor women do not compete evenly with men in public offices notwistanding the express requirement of the Revised ECOWAS Treaty of 1993and Millennium Development Goals etc. It is also due to low level of political consciouness of women Executing Agent UNIFEM Anglophone West Africa Office - Nigeria

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