YWCA Canvasses For Peaceful, Free And Fair Polls
THE Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in Nigeria, a non-profit, world-wide women advocacy group, has called on all Nigerians to shun violence as they exercise their civic right in casting their votes for candidates of their choice in the 2015 general elections.
A statement signed by the president of the Association in the country, Lady Chikwue Ochiagha, urges all Nigerians and politicians in particular, to ensure that their conduct before, during and after the polls contribute to the much desired peace in the country. Elections, it said, are opportunities to choose leaders, not to perpetrate violence or destroy the country.
The YWCA is the oldest and largest network of 25 million women and girls advocating for peace, education, justice, health, human rights and care for the environment.
The association has been in the forefront of raising the status of women for more than a century and half.