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Strengthening Electoral and Legislative Processes (SELP) Project

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Objectives

To reduce the male-female voter deficit by reaching out to areas where women do not tend to register their NICs.

Summary

The Strengthening Electoral and Legislative Processes (SELP) Project, undertaken with the support of UNDP in partnership with the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA), was a significant initiative aimed at enhancing the electoral and legislative processes in Districts Quetta & Noshki, Balochistan, Pakistan. This project, conducted from February 15, 2019, to March 15, 2020, specifically focused on five Union Councils within District Ziarat and received funding of approximately 10,272,005 PKR.

One of the primary objectives of the SELP Project was to address the gender disparity in voter registration. In many areas, women were less likely to register their National Identity Cards (NICs) and, subsequently, participate in the electoral process. The project aimed to reduce this male-female voter deficit by actively reaching out to areas where women historically did not tend to register for NICs. This initiative was fundamental in promoting gender inclusivity and ensuring that women’s voices were heard in the electoral arena.

Capacity building was another key aspect of the project. It involved training and empowering various stakeholders within the electoral process, including election officials, community leaders, and civil society organizations. These capacity-building efforts were essential in strengthening the overall electoral and legislative processes in Districts Quetta & Noshki, enhancing the professionalism and competence of those involved.

Transparency and accountability were at the forefront of the project’s goals. By promoting transparency in electoral procedures and accountability among key stakeholders, the SELP Project aimed to bolster public trust in the electoral and legislative institutions. This was vital for ensuring that the democratic processes in the region operated effectively and fairly.