Substantive Principles on Women and Youth Meaningful Participation in Election
The Women & Youth Outreach Department of Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) held a conference on August 31, 2016 in Kabul Star Hotel to present the Declaration of Substantive Principles on Women and Youth Meaningful Participation in Election to representatives of chief executive office and presidency. The participants of this conference were 70 person from the Independent Human Rights Commission, the electoral commissions, political parties, CSOs, Youth Political Rights Advocacy Group, Women Political Rights Advocacy Group, university students, presidency and chief executive office, Ministry of Women Affairs and Ministry of Haj & Religious Affairs. Panelists of conference: Mr. Kamal Sadat (Deputy of Youth Affairs at Ministry of Information & Culture), Malalai Shinwari (Advisor of president), Mr. Hashmat Radfar (Advisor to chief executive office), Mrs. Zahra Yousuf (Advisor to office of first lady office) and Mr. Yousuf Rasheed (Executive director of FEFA). Defining the principle for performance of an action is necessary prior to performance of the action. The common principle are minimum. There are some principles that all people accept them as General principles. After principles are discussed and debated, they can be identified. The Women and Youth Political Rights Advocacy Groups conducted regular meetings in order to come to agree On common principles. The Women and Youth Political Rights Advocacy Groups continue their Activities by technical assistance of FEFA. These groups held regular meeting to identify common Principles. The group worked on identification of these principles over 2 months Strengthen women and youth meaningful political participation strengthens the pillar of Democracy in our country.
FEFA (Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan)
• Representatives of chief executive office and presidency • Ministry of Women Affairs • Ministry of Haj & Religious Affairs • Women Political Rights Advocacy Group
Conference: Substantive Principles on Women and Youth Meaningful Participation in Election
At the end of the conference, Mr. Yousuf Rasheed, executive director of FEFA submitted the declaration of substantive principles on women and youth meaningful political participation to the representatives of presidency and chief executive office and got their promise on implementation of these values.
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