Women NIC & Voter Registration Campaign in District Nankana Sahib
There were multiple reasons of male-female voter deficit, including lack of access to NADRA and ECP offices and public perception that women do not need CNICs. People mostly rush to the NADRA Offices when they required NIC for some legal and other use.
Under the project “Women NIC & Voter Registration Campaign” WISE facilitated 13,746 unregistered women to get them registered with NADRA and ECP. This helped to increase the number of Women NIC Registration and contributed to enhance the number of women voters in District Nankana Sahib and finally resulted to decrease the male- female voter’s deficit.
WISE Team engaged with concerned government officials, Influential persons, political parties’ representatives, local stakeholders (such as religious leaders, leaders of local CSOs, and other local community leaders. All of them extended their full support and coordination for women to acquire NICs and register as voters.
WISE Team outreached from 05 to 50 KM far flung areas to mobilize and transport women to NADRA centers. To sensitize, mobilize and facilitate community and stakeholders for WOMEN NIC & Voter registration, following activities were carried out.
- 225 community meetings,
- 128 corner meetings,
- 76 meetings with political parties representatives,
- 53 meetings with religious leaders,
- Over 60 meetings with the officials of ECP, NADRA, and district administration
- Over 10,000 door to door visits were made by WISE Team in all the three Tehsils of district Nankana Sahib to sensitize, mobilize and transport women to the NADRA Centers.
- 11 awareness sessions on the importance of NIC and Voter Registration were also conducted with the female students of women colleges.
- 86 Visits of MRV were arranged in different areas of districts to facilitate the unregistered women.
Now these women have legal certification to be called citizen of Pakistan. They are able to enjoy the facilities and services provided by the government and are much excited to exercise their right of vote in the next election.