DRAFT CHARTER ON IMPLEMENTATION OF 35% AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (CIAA)
WHEREAS party leaders in attendance at the 2 Day Workshop for male political leaders from the 5 states in the South East on gender and politics towards full implementation of 35% Affirmative Action have been sensitized and educated on the importance and benefits of involving more women in political and public offices towards the full implementation of the 35% Affirmative Action;
We hereby agree and recommend as follows:
That each Political Party should formulate policies and constitutional provisions that will eliminate Gender Stereotypes.
That there should be mechanisms and institutional arrangements for enforcing this policies and constitutional provisions.
That the actualization of the 35% Affirmative Action can only become a reality if all the participating political parties take what they learnt to the grassroots level.
That INEC should effectively monitor the implementation of the 35% Affirmative Action by political parties.
That IPAC and INEC should partner with relevant entities in cascading capacity building to all other geo-political zones and at the National Level.
That the parties herein represented have agreed that governance should be inclusive and gender sensitive for effectiveness.
That adequate resource allocation which accommodates Gender Equity is part of inclusive Governance
That accommodating the voice of female politicians in Governance allows equity in decision making.
That male and female should be represented on the basis of equity in the governance organs of parties at all levels.
That equity bridges the societal norms between men and women.
That we know that culture is dynamic and that we must ensure that existing cultural structures engender inclussion of women in decision making.
Hon. Engr. Peter Edeh ACP
Hon. Okezie Umeaba APGA
Bar. Ken Ekeh APGA
Offor Nweke Offor APGA
Eva Asadu APC
Benson Eze APC
Ebubeagu Felix APC
Eze Ike PDP
Hon. Azubuike Nwoke PDP
Chief Silas Anoruo PDP
Chief Linus Ihedinma LABOUR PARTY
Nze Alex Ohanwa APC
Elendu Chigozie APC
Dr. Emeka MEGA PARTY
Prof. Emeka INEC
Ho. Ray Emearia PDP
Rev. Augustine APGA
Chief Ibediogwu APGA
Chiedu Okonkwo APGA
Ozojiofor Christian APC
Ojukwu Okechukwu APC
Hon. Emma PDP
Hon. Nwoke Philip PDP
Ihedigbo Chinedum APC
Dr. Ukaegbu MEGA PARTY]
Bar. Ken Ikeh APGA