NRDF - National Research & Development Foundation, Peshawar

Monday,?23rd?April?2018


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Location:

Mansehra, Peshawar, Haripur, Abbotabad, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Batkhela, Batagram, Swabi and Dir Lower Districts.

Objectives:

  •  Increase participation of religious leaders in a democratic process.
  •  Religious leaders becoming advocates of democratic process as well for increased women’s participations in the election process

Activities:

  •  Development of Islam and Election Booklet.
  •  Islam and Election workshop on provincial capital for religious leaders to discuss contents of booklet on the Islam and Elections and provide feedback on them.
  •  Workshop for local religious leaders on the need for women participation in the election process.
  •  Focused Group Discussion on importance of women participation in the elections.
  •  Discussion Programs on Radio including local languages
  •  Providing input on documentary on TV focusing on Islam and Election including the role of women in Democracy
  •  Community level meetings with women by female Islamic scholars

Outputs:

  •  Developed and Published a Booklet on Election and Islam in Urdu
  •  Organized Radio Programs on the Importance of Vote in Islam.
  •  Organized two focus group discussions on AVT Khyber News Channel on Election and Islam with special reference to highlight the participation of women and men in the process.
  •  Arranged Discussions on Election and Islam for the male and female scholars in which 1944 local women and men participated.
  •  10 divisional Level workshops organized in which 387 Ulama participated from the selected districts.
  •  One Provincial Level Workshop organized in Peshawar and 72 Ulama participated
  •  Published 1000 Booklets on Election and Islam and disseminated them amongst Ulama, Khutiba and Aimmah of Mosques.

Project Period:

November, 2007 to February 31, 2008

Collaboration:

Asia Foundation

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