Southeast communities strategize on women’s participation in elections

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Southeast communities strategize on women’s participation in elections

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Participants at UN-backed events in the southeastern provinces of Paktya and Paktika called on community members to work together to support women’s participation in the upcoming elections.

In two separate public events held in the provincial capitals of Gardez and Sharana, women’s rights activists, political parties, community leaders and government officials gathered to discuss how more women – the vast majority of whom do not have national identity cards – will participate in the upcoming parliamentary and district council October polls.

Participants shared examples of community efforts that are already taking place, including youth-led grassroots advocacy in several districts and villages aimed at getting women to acquire Tazkiras – national identity cards.

Click here to read the full article published by Relief Web on 29 April 2018.

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