The USD 45 million funded Citizens' Voice Project, has strengthened citizens’ voices
resulting in enhanced accountability, increased trust in public institutions, and improved
public-private partnerships contributing to the consolidation of democracy in Pakistan
EIGHT YEARS OF INTENSIVE EFFORTS FOR
ENHANCING CITIZENS’ VOICE & ACCOUNTABILITY IN PAKISTAN
TDEA prioritizes women's civic and political participation by facilitating them to acquire NICs
and become registered voters, thereby giving them a voice and enabling them to benefit from
civic amenities. Thus far, TDEA has identified 2.7 million unregistered women and helped
register more than one million of them.
THE GENDER GAP
ON THE ELECTORAL ROLLS
TDEA and UNDP signed a Partnership Agreement to enhance women's NIC
and voter registration under the ECP's nationwide campaign, which has led to
the addition of 855,000 women voters to the electoral rolls between
October 2017 and October 2020.
A KEY PILLAR OF ECP'S UNPRECEDENTED
NIC & VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN
TDEA’s Social Entrepreneurship training provided women from underprivileged backgrounds
the opportunity to improve their and their families’ lives by developing their skills in
locally-relevant disciplines, such as fruit drying and packaging.
POOR AND VULNERABLE WOMEN ACQUIRE
SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
LIVESTOCK IMPROVES LIVELIHOOD In a predominantly agricultural country like Pakistan, livestock is an insurance against
harvest failures as well as a source for easily cashable investment capital. TDEA, through the
Goat Entrepreneurship model helped improve livelihood of 80 households by 250%,
in a village of Sindh.
EXPLORING INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO
MODERNIZE ELECTORAL PROCESSES
TDEA has established the first-ever Election Tech Forum comprised of industry leaders
to propose new ways to introduce technologically-backed efficiency into the
election management system through research and advocacy.
STRIVING TO IMPROVE WORKING
CONDITIONS FOR BRICK KILN WORKERS
TDEA has been spearheading the Promoting Decent Work in Pakistan's Brick Kilns project
to create a reliable source of clean bricks that will advance brick kiln workers’ rights by
reducing bonded and child labour, and ensuring that workers receive fair wages
and can access public social services.
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