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#16DaysActivismAgainstGenderBasedViolence. The 7 December event was part of the 16-day global campaign. The Foundation used flowers & balloons to spread orange..
Elected councillors & activists from Abbottabad, Haripur & Mansehra reviewed the 2018 manifestos, identified more important pledges -- and also gaps -- that support women's agency in democratic governance. This will shape dialogue with political leaders and others.
More than 400 councillors (including about 70 women) from Abbottabad, Haripur & Mansehra discussed their first-hand engagement with the present LG in the province & recommended ways to strengthen it. This is the first in a series of consultations the Foundation will organise across KP. Final set of recommendations based on experiences of over 3,000 councillors will be conveyed to those shaping the new local government in KP and also Punjab.
56 CSOs learnt skills in social accountability in two training workshops organized by the Foundation. With them, the total number of CSOs now capable of holding the government to account has increased to 117 across 12 districts of KP: D/I. Khan, Kohat, Karak, Swat, Shangla, Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram and Haripur
Awami National Party’s Senior Vice President, Ms. Bushra Gohar, said that the ECP must assert its role and authority. She commended the outgoing assembly for the passage of the Elections Act 2017. “This law will deter instances like the by-election of PK-95 in which not a single woman was allowed to vote,” she said. Ms. Aisha Syed of the Jamaat-e-Islami/MMA recommended transparent internal party procedures for nominating women on reserved seats. “Reservation of seats…
30 young women and men from Abbottabad, Mansehra & Haripur made plans to engage 10,000 other young voters. They were attending a training workshop run by the Foundation. The youth activists became more familiar with the importance of voting. Working in district groups, they identified priorities which the young want included in party manifestos.
Hundreds of ideas for news stories around 6 themes on women’s participation in the 2018 elections were generated by about 50 journalists at a training organized by the Foundation under its She Can Lead project. Celebrated journalist/anchor Syed Talat Hussain led the training. Data on trends in women’s participation as voters, electoral contestants & legislators was reviewed. Recent legal & administrative affirmative measures were discussed, including reforms under the Elections Act 2017…
60 women activists from Abbottabad, Haripur & Mansehra attended a training organized by the Foundation under its programme: She Can Lead. They discussed the imperative for women’s political participation and prepared plans to assist over 7,000 women in their families and communities to use their right to vote.
Round-the-clock, all-out efforts by the Foundation, NADRA & ECP helped 7,014 women in 50 very poor villages get their NIC & register as voters. NADRA officials say this is six times more than average numbers processed daily. The Foundation also identified 9,718 women who are among the 12.5 million women across Pakistan who do not have an NIC. The intensive six-week campaign was run with support from TDEA & UNDP.
Women Voters Dalola, District Abbottabad
Week 3 April 2018 Continuing its round-the-clock, intensive campaign, the Foundation helped NADRA & ECP reach poor women living in Bakot, Nammal & Berote villages nestled in Abbottabad's mountains
Celebrating the International Women’s Day, the Foundation launched a campaign to help more than 17,000 women in Abbottabad and Haripur to get their NICs and register as voters. A training workshop was held in Abbottabad for 60 local volunteers inducted for the campaign. Speaking on the occasion, the Foundation’s Executive Director Ms. Rashida Dohad said: “we are committed to assisting women to play their due role in national politics. We will reach the…
A part of the Foundation’s capacity building of CSOs in social accountability is training them in using a specially designed digital app; Awam to upload stories of citizen monitoring of government facilities. This app has been developed by the Foundation’s partner Media Matter for Democracy (MMfD) who also leads the training on it. On 27 and 28 February 2018, 8 women and 15 men from 13 CSOs from Battagram and Mansehra were…