Wednesday, 2 September 2015

REFORMS on Marginalisation of women, young persons and people with disabilities.

Problem: Marginalisation of women, young persons and people with disabilities.

Reform Actions:
Policy of Effective Representation of Women in Government 
- Establishing Gender Units in Federal MDAs 
- Gender Budgeting Policy 
- Women Empowerment Policy 
- Training Programmes for Women 
- Micro-Credit for Women 
- Social Welfare Policy in Nigeria 
- Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWIN) 
- Public Works and Women/ Youth Employment (PW/WYE) policy 
- Community Service, Women and Youth Employment Programme (CSWEYE) 
- Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) 

Main Achievements: The quality and quantity of gender re-balancing has significantly improved as a result of increase in appointments of women at all levels, particularly into key positions in government with 33% representation of women in government. Reforms have led to the introduction and institutionalisation of social security and social safety nets. Under the various SURE-P programmes, for instance, the most vulnerable members of the society are receiving various forms of support. 

Key Challenges: 
(a) rising youth population and rising youth unemployment; 
(b) continued exclusion of people with disabilities; and 
(c) vulnerable young people used by politicians to foment trouble for political purposes. 

Reference:  Public Service Reforms in Nigeria (1999-2014) - A Comprehensive Review

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