The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), a non-governmental organisation based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State organised a one-day dialogue meeting on political mentorship for members of Women in Governance Network (WIGN). In attendance were women from selected NGOs and political parties. The political mentorship meeting was organised to draw out key strategies to teach and educate grassroot women to become active participants in politics.
CEHRD through this mentorship programme aims at changing negative narratives holding most women from actively participating at different levels in the politic system. This is part of activities under the framework for inclusive self-reliance and equal rights in the Niger delta, a project supported by the embassy of the kingdom of the Netherlands, Abuja.
The WIGN is a platform designed by CEHRD to bring together women in politics and promote their inclusion and participation in politics. The network encourages women to support each other in politics, irrespective of parties’ affiliations.