Right to Vote

Unprecedented registration of 4.3 million women voters in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2018: Unprecedented efforts of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and civil society in registering eligible-age women have successfully led to an unparalleled increase of 4,307,553 women on the electoral rolls in the last seven months. This increase indicates the success of the ECP’s Women NIC and Voter Registration Campaign as only around 4.9 million women voters were registered between May 2013 andSeptember 2017. Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA), supporting the ECP’s ‘Women NIC/ Voter Registration Campaign’ initiated for reducing gender gap on electoral rolls, implemented interventions in 103 districts across Pakistan, targeting […]

Chakwal By-Election: Zero Turnout of Women Voters at 3 Polling Stations

Source: FAFEN ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2017: At least three polling stations in Dhurnal, Dhaular and Mogla villages in Chakwal reported zero turnout of women as the people went to polls in the by-election for a Punjab Assembly constituency (PP-23) on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Copies of the Statements of the Count (Form-XVI) for polling stations nos. 182 (Dhaular), 159 (Dhurnal) and 190 (Mogla) confirm that no women had voted. As many as 1,164 women voters are registered at these polling stations. Media reports in the past also highlighted barriers to women voting particularly in Dhurnal. FAFEN […]