Following the BBC sex-for-marks investigation, Kowa Party has condemned in the strongest terms the prevalence of sexual harassment and victimization of Nigerian women in educational institutions.
The party acknowledged that sexual abuse is an institutionalized challenge facing women in all spectra of national engagement and called upon all arms of government to revisit and support the passage and implementation of the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill to end this scourge
It also called for a proactive approach on issues affecting Nigerian women including but not limited to revisiting of the Gender and Equal opportunities bill and domestication of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act in all States of the Federation.
In a statement by the Acting National Publicity Secretary, KOWA PARTY, Adebanke Ilori, the Party reaffirmed the right of every Nigerian, irrespective of their gender to thrive in the nation, and pointed out the need to strengthen the quality of politics and leadership for an equitable society.
According to her,”We as such call on the government and other key stakeholders in the educational sector to commit to curbing this menace that has effectively limited our women from adequately contributing to the development of our Country.
“KOWA Party is committed to promoting the principles of Social Welfarism and equality for every Nigerian and would continue to strengthen itself as we participate in forthcoming elections across our country,”Ilori ended.