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Election report: WACOL shocked at discoveries in South-East

The Women Aid Collective (WACOL), a South-East based NGO has expressed shock at discoveries made by its monitors during the 2019 general elections in the zone. The WACOL worked in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its United Kingdom counterpart, UKaid. WACOL’s Consultant Mr Malachy Ochei made the disclosure on Friday in Enugu during…

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Stakeholders root for electronic voting in future polls

Stakeholders at the presentation of the Nigeria Election Violence Report (NEVR) project for the 2019 general elections in the South East, at the weekend, called for a total overhaul of the electoral system, to allow for electronic voting. The stakeholders, who were drawn from various civil society organisations, the media and security agencies, said with the introduction of electronic voting in future polls, incidences of election violence in Nigeria…

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What is WACOL – What we stand for

WACOL stands for Women's Aid Collective. Our policies and actions are designed primarily to give vioce to women and girls in Nigeria. We are also challenging various cultural norms that hinder equal opportunities for women and Girls through various legislative advocacies. One of such is the Violence Against Persons Prohibitions(VAPP) Bill, which is readily before the Enugu State House of Assembly for consideration and passage. On the occasion…

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