Improving Women’s Participation in the Electoral Process – CVP Grant Cycle-11
Status: Completed Start Date: Jun 2017 End Date: Apr 2018 Geographic Coverage: 2 Districts in Punjab Focus Area: Women Political Participation SDG Goal: 5 Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls Implementing Partner: SPO Funding Partner: Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA)
SPO implemented “Improving Women’s Participation in the Electoral Process” programme which was an eight months long short-term project with support of Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA). The programme implemented the SDG goal 5 which aimed to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
The Objectives of this Programme were:
• To increase appreciation of the importance of electoral and political participation of women among relevant stakeholders including ECP, NADRA and political parties.
• To enhance engagement of CSOs for women voter registration through individual and collective action.
• To increase the registration of women voters through direct and indirect facilitation and support for CNIC registration.
The SPO field team conducted a number of activities, all of them focusing on identification, listing and registration of women for CNICs. The team conducted 50 mobilization and coordination meetings with women community groups, political parties’ representatives, District Election Commission, NADRA, Local Government representatives, influential/religious leaders, Lady Health Workers/Lady Health Visitors and media to promote women’s CNIC registration in Districts Bahawalnagar and Toba Tek Singh.
SPO achieved the desired outcome of identifying 86,000 women who did not possess CNICs and facilitated 41,675 identified women to obtain CNICs from NADRA facility.