Women's interest organisations: encounters with the state on issues of good governance

Women's interest organisations: encounters with the state on issues of good governance

Women's social movements in Nigeria

The National Council of Women's Societies (NCWS) and Women in Nigeria (WIN) are central women's civil society groups in Nigeria. This study condsiders these organisations and articulates:

  • the pattern of their contributions to political life and good governance in Nigeria
  • the nature of these central women's societies in Nigeria
  • their major functions
  • the similarities and differences between them
  • their encounters with the State on issues of good governance
  • their relationship with the state and their influence on policy process
  • the impact they make on the quality of political life and governance in Nigeria
  • how they can be strengthened to enhance their impact as agents for attaining good governance

The primary objective of the study is to examine the role and contributions of NCWS and WIN to political life and good governance in Nigeria.

The final section considers encounters between the two organisation and the state in the area of governance. While the associations claim to champion democratic struggles, the vitriolic internal struggles in the leadership are potential limitations to its democratic struggle.

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