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The Women and Youth Political Rights Advocacy Group held their third joint meeting

09 Nov 2016
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The Women and Youth Political Rights Advocacy Groups held their third joint meeting on June 22, 2016 to finalize the declaration of substantive principles of women and youth meaningful participation in election. The meeting began by reviewing the decisions of previous meeting and subsequently the participants discussed the declaration of substantive principles of women and youth meaningful participation in election. The participants recommended addition of following issues in the declaration:
- Misusing the believes and trust of youth;
- Using youth only during campaigns;
- Lowness of youth awareness;
- Warlords disbelieves on youth;
- Lack of preserving of impartiality of electoral staff which causes youth lose their believes on election process;
- Lack of opportunity for youth to take part in election;
- Distrust between youth;


Facilitator of meeting read each principle of the declaration one by one and the participants shared their views on them.
Principle four: creating educational opportunities for youth
The participants recommended the following cases regarding principle four:
- The government must allocate specific budget for youth’s higher education;
- The government must make sure the university entrance exam is held transparently and the participants of this exam enter universities based on their qualification;
- The government have to pave the ground of equal education for youth;
- The Afghans and international community must believe on youth’s abilities;

Principle 15: Providing economical facilities for youth
The participants recommended the following issues regarding article 15:
- Providing economic facilities for youth in election;
- Legal documents must be added in this article;
Principle 16: maintain youth security in election process
Participants recommended following issues regarding principle 16:
- Maintaining security of election is the duty of Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Defense and National Directorate of Security;
- The security forces must maintain the security of areas where the reports indicate are insecure;
- Undertaking special measures to maintain the security of insecure areas;
- Maintaining the security of youth candidates and voters;
- Identifying the security weakness of the country and undertaking logical approaches to eliminate them;

Principle 17: The narcotic elimination programs must be undertaken by Ministry of Anti-Narcotics
Participants recommended the following issues regarding article 17:

- The government must suggest the farmers alternative of narcotic;
- The factors of youth addiction to narcotic must be identified;
- The government must try to solve social and economic problems of youth;
- The government must create work opportunities for youth to prevent youth immigration;
- Along with Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Information & Culture, Deputy of Anti-Narcotic, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Health related institutions must have narcotic elimination programs;
Principle 18: creating work opportunities
Participants recommended the following issues regarding article 18:
- Assessment of youth problems and undertaking of specific measures to solve these problems;
- Identification of level of literacy of youth and providing educational facilities for them;
- The Youth Deputy of Ministry of Information and Culture has to create work opportunities for youth
- The policy making bodies must identify youth challenges and develop specific policies in this regard;
- The government along with international organizations must hold internship programs for youth;
Principle 19: Efforts to encourage people trust on youth’s abilities 
Participants recommended the following issues regarding article 19:
- The Deputy of Youth Affairs of Ministry of Information and Culture must have specific programs for institutionalizing trusting youth;
- Youth must begin awareness from their families;
- Youth must prove their abilities in society and make the society believe on them;
Principle 20: Lack of youth access to their basic rights
The participants didn’t have specific recommendations regarding principle 20 and agreed with the contents of this principle.

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