Afghan Women's Network
AWN

Afghan Women's Network

Our Support: To Guarantee a Fair and Transparent Second Round Election through Women’s Participation

Afghan Women's Network acknowledges the active participation (36%) of women in the Presidential and Provincial Council elections on 5th April 2014. A considerable number of women’s participation in the first round of elections showed women’s commitment and interest to be a part of a fair and democrat process. 

Afghan Women’s Network extends its gratitude to Independent Election Commission, Election Commission for Complaints, Afghan National Security Forces, Media, Civil Society and People for their extraordinary role for ensuring fair and transparent election through encouraging people especially women to vote and providing suitable platform to enjoy their (right to vote). 
As the election is going for the runoff, and is scheduled for 14th June 2014, Afghan Women’s Network and its members have once again stand committed to implement awareness programs and mobilization women’s initiatives to encourage wider participation of women in the second round of presidential election. 
In order to have a successful election and to ensure women’s participation, Afghan Women’s Network calls on; 

  •  All women to go to the polling stations and vote in order to show their full participation and their commitment to the future of their country and their children. 
  •  Report on the achievement of the each of their program that they have presented in their campaign on yearly base to ensure that women’s programs will be still as their top priority during their government. 
  • The security forces must assure the security of the people as the first round in through the second round election process, so that all Afghans especially women could use their right to vote without any risk and fear. 
  • Security forces must ensure that the security measures to all polling stations are considered fully and the presence of all female observers and searchers throughout the election day 
  •  Female observers must practice their impartiality throughout the election process. 
  • Media must broadcast media programs to encourage participation people’s and specifically, women’s participation 
  •  Independent Election Commission to conduct awareness programs regarding polling stations prior to election day like 5 April Election, particularly for women to ensure women are aware of the polling stations.
  •  Independent Election Commission to provide an opportunity for registration due to some natural disasters after the first round