A new project is launching on women leadership from which over 300,000 women will benefit. The project launched by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is for the political and civic rights of women.
The title of the project is ‘Women’s Enjoyment of Rights, Empowerment and Leadership (WE’RE Leaders)’. It is a four-year project funded by the Canadian government. The aim of the project is to strengthen the democratic rights of women by improving their civic and political participation. There will be a special focus on the young and marginalized women.
Through radio, and electronic media campaigns the project will reach out to almost 70 million people. There will be different activities that will be conducted in Islamabad and 20 other districts which includes all the four provincial capitals.
The launch event for this project was attended by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) representatives, along with representatives of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), national rights-based commissions, civil society organizations, and the media. The Chief Guest of the event was the Canadian High Commissioner Wendy Gilmour was the Chief Guest.
The Canadian High Commissioner spoke at the event and highlighted the importance of women’s participation as a goal of Canadian international assistance.
The ECP’s Additional Director General (Gender Affairs) Nighat Siddique was also present who appreciated the role of TDEA as a strategic partner in the campaign by ECP to increase women’s NIC and voter registration. The CEO of TDEA Shahid Fiaz thanked the Canadian people for their constant support.