“Improving women participation in electoral process” (CVP cycle – 11) aims at mobilizing the relevant stakeholders and the communities to encourage and facilitate women. The focus is on getting them registered as citizens of Pakistan by preparing their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC). The project has technical support from Citizens Voice Project – CVP. Bedari is implementing this project in district Gujranwala, Punjab from May 2017 to January 2018. This will lead to their registration as voters, and would pave the way for them to be a part of the electoral process.
It is a 9 month project which aims to facilitate 33,000 women for issuance of their CNIC. Bedari in order to meet the target is doing door to door facilitation as well as is working with various stakeholders including NADRA, District Election Commission, and local leadership of various political parties, media, and civil society organizations. Along with that, Bedari will be directly involved in mobilizing 300 communities in Gujranwala to encourage women’s’ registration as citizens and voters. In this way, their active participation in the electoral democracy would be ensured.