Crucial role of Paktika civil society spotlighted at UN-backed symposium on elections – ReliefWeb

SHARANA – Civil society representatives came together recently in Afghanistan’s southeast province of Paktika to strategize on ways to coordinate with local communities and electoral management bodies to enhance participation in the upcoming presidential elections.

In the UN-backed event, which drew journalists, women’s rights advocates and provincial officials, participants discussed the recently concluded top-up voter-registration process and exchanged ideas on the most effective ways local communities can participate in Afghanistan’s political life.

“Members of civil society, along with the media, are vital for the purpose of promoting public awareness about the elections process, in encouraging broad participation, and in monitoring and reporting key electoral issues and developments,” said Azmat Khan, one of the civil society participants.

Others participating in the event offered similar views and presented ideas on how to work with …. Read More on Reliefweb