Strengthening Electoral and Legislative Processes (SELP)

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September 14, 2017 March 31, 2020


“TDEA is implementing the Strengthening Electoral and Legislative Processes (SELP): Women NIC and Voter Registration joint campaign of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) across Pakistan. The objective of the project is to reduce the gender gap on the electoral rolls by registering eligible age women.

During Phase-I, the campaign was implemented in 80 districts, while in Phase-II women registration was facilitated in 54 districts. During phase-III, the campaign was implemented in 69 districts, while in phase-III (extension) it has been extended to 85 districts. Building upon its unique multi-phased approach, SELP yielded significant results by identifying more than 1.8 million unregistered women in more than 27,000 census blocks across districts and subsequently facilitated more than 760,000 women in acquiring NICs at NADRA service points. Whereas the ECP’s and NADRA’s joint campaign had successfully contributed to facilitating the registration of more than 9.8 million women between the last two election cycles.

As many as 53 civil society organizations under Phase-III extension are targeting to facilitate 250,000 women in 85 districts in Pakistan – 25 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 27 in Punjab, 20 in Balochistan and 13 in Sindh.
These districts have been selected keeping in view the provisions of Section 47 (2) of the Elections Act, 2017 that requires special measures by the ECP in national and provincial assembly constituencies where the gap between the male and female voters is more than 10 percent.”

Note: Last updated on January 31, 2020.