Out of the 17 identified vision 2030 sustainable development goals of the UN, we believe our organization will aid the achievement of four (4) main goals as it interconnects and relates directly with the principles and philosophy of our purpose-driven organization. These SDG goals includes:
SDGoal 5: Gender Equality:* As stated on the United Nation’s website https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/gender-equality/
It is declared that “gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world”. It is on this premise we make bold to embark on the task of engendering not just gender equality for women in politics but specifically to serve as a crusader for young women who participates actively in modern day politics in Nigeria.
The UN further stated that despite the gains recorded during the Millennium Development Goals era, many challenges remain: discriminatory laws and social norms remain pervasive, *women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership*. This is what we set out to address in D-LIPs.
SDGoal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries*
Since reducing inequalities and ensuring no one is left behind are integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We are poised to ensure that all our activities are targeted at ensuring active involvement and qualitative participation of young women in Nigeria politic space.
DGoal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities*
Did you know that Nigeria as a country has the largest population of youth in the world, with a median age of 18.1 years. About 70% of the population are under 30, and 42% are under the age of 15 years. The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) also revealed that “over eight million young Nigerians completed the recently concluded Continous Voter Registration exercise”.
Obviously, young women records upto 52% of youth who are registered voters and are involved in Nigeria politics. This implies that the youth in Nigeria remains the deciding factor in every election and the young women will play an active role in helping to actualize who the next President of Nigeria will be.
It is on this premise we make bold to avow that since young women plays active role in advocacy for sustainable cities and communities, it is sane and on-point to allow them a place in legislation of laws in line with SDG, policy formation and decision making processes.
SDGoal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies*
To promote a just, peaceful and inclusive Nigerian society, it is imperative to indulge young women who makes the bulk of Nigerian population and in turn are most affected by socio-political inadequacies of government; hence the need to be involved in governance and to be heard at all times. The Not-too-young-to-run act in Nigeria pays less attention to involvement of Young Women in governance and this we intend to ignite its amendment for a just course and a more prosperous nation with peaceful coexistence and inclusive society bringing to stand still matters such as conflict, insecurity, weak institutions and limited access to justice that remains a great threat to sustainable development in Nigeria.
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