TDEA is implementing the joint Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Women’s NIC and Voter Registration Campaign (WNVRC) through the support of UNDP’s Strengthening Electoral and Legislative Processes (SELP) project in Pakistan. The objective of the project is to reduce the gender gap on electoral rolls by registering women of eligible ages.
The project has been implemented across Pakistan in three phases. 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.
With an extension of the third phase of the project being implemented across 85 districts of Pakistan, as many as 53 civil society organizations are targeting to facilitate 250,000 women in 85 districts – 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.