Promoting the Human Rights and Electoral Participation of People with Disabilities (PWD), Transgender People, and Women in Pakistan

Beginning Date   Ending Date
September 14, 2017 September 30, 2019

 

Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is implementing a 24-month project with the United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour (DRL) on “Promoting the Human Rights and Electoral Participation of People with Disabilities (PWD), Transgender People, and Women in Pakistan.”

The aim of this project is to enhance outreach, advocacy and engagement of PWDs, transgender persons and women with election authorities and political parties. Under this project, 15 CSOs, dedicated to the rights of the marginalized segment of society, formed the Coalition for Inclusive Pakistan (CIP) to achieve their human rights through greater participation in electoral processes. CIP, for the first time in the history of Pakistan, made possible the election observation to be carried out by these groups. The unique findings and recommendations of the specialized election observation of General Election 2018 enable CIP partners to sustain and enhance their advocacy with the election authorities, legislators, and political parties on a range of priority issues for each community of interest in electoral and political contexts.