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Henshaw, Odufuwa, others headline #GlassCon2021

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Actress and ambassador for various humanitarian causes, Kate Henshaw; Damilola Odufuwa, who co-founded Feminist Coalition, an NGO that was fundamental to the successful mobilisation of #EndSARS and Hon. Nnenna Ukeje, a three-term House of Representatives member, will headline today’s Glass Ceiling Convention holding today, March 7, 2021, in commemoration of International Women’s Day.

The convention kicks off events to mark a decade of premium conversations by Nigeria Info.

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The Glass Ceiling Convention, a spin-off event of the popular radio show, The Glass Ceiling with Sandra Ezekwesili, is a 100 per cent virtual summit to discuss practical steps and actionable strategies for achieving gender equality.

In keeping with the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, Choose To Challenge, the convention’s theme is, Challenging The System: Nigerian Women Taking Political Power.

The keynote speaker is Nse Ufot, CEO of the New Georgia Project, a US-based civil society group that helped register over half a million voters in the last election cycle, mostly women, youths, and people of color. The NGP’s work led directly to the victory of the Democratic Party in both Georgia Senate races this year. Ufot will be sharing insights from that project, including How NGP countered widespread voter suppression tactics; How NGP educated prospective voters about the power of elective offices and referendums over socio-economic outcomes; techniques for grassroots mobilization; the role of civic tech.

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Panelists include women who have enjoyed success in active politics, have experience with mobilisation and campaigning, or want to apply their success and experience in other fields to the goal of achieving political parity for women. They include Rinsola Abiola, APC grassroots organiser; Ndi Kato, politician and Executive Director, Dinidari Foundation.

Others are Zainab Buba Galadima, former FCT Councillor, and former Technical Assistant to the Vice President; Cynthia Mbamalu who is the co-founder, Yiaga Africa; Henshaw and Odufuwa.

Hosted by Sandra Ezekwesili, the UK and Canada High Commissions as well as the US Consulate General is partnering with Nigeria Info for this event.

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