all objective: To create a broad based constituency where
the public institutions uphold democratic and human rights of
Democracywatch will undertake two-dimensional approach to achieve this goal. Eager participation of the candidates, supporters and other voters can make the electoral process successful, as they have significant role to uphold social harmony. Participation of first time voters, women, indigenous community, religeous minority and the voters of disaster prone area’s in electoral process is not meaningful. The project will focus on ensuring their meaningful engagement in electoral system. They will be empowered with relevant information and education in one hand and the potential candidates and their supporter groups will be sensitized and aware to establish a democratic electoral process. Apart from this, the project will contribute in increasing responsiveness of the UP represntatives so that service delivery (i.e. Vulnarable Group Development (VGD), Basic Block Grant (BBG) and other service delivery of UPs) is ensured at grassroots level. However, the overarching focus of this intervention will target for enabling a violence free safe zone where free and fair election and a pro-people service delivery mechanism established.
Public institutions such as the Election Commission and service
delivery bodies are more effective and democratic.
Strengthened capacity of the civil society members combating
corruption in service delivery and ensuring watchdog role to
reduce election related violence;
citizen group members will receive training of which 423
members will get extensive orientation and monitor service
delivery bodies. A number of 2257 monitoring visits will
be carried out which will hold the service providers accountable.
This will eventually improve the quality of services.
- A number
of 376 quarterly meetings will be organized by the citizen
groups which will specify and prioritize advocacy issues
for upazilla level. Thus issues would be shared through
376 finding sharing meetings with service providers at union
level. Total 11280 participants of service deliveries bodies,
CG members and present and potential candidates will be
involved in the process.
47 civil society groups/ members effectively engaged in electoral
A skilled and experienced group of people capable to monitor
64 (32 upazilla and 32 district levels) CAPTA meetings will
take place that will determine constraints and policy issues.
32 (16 at upazilla and 16 at district level) sharing meetings
with upazilla and district levels service providers, election
commission officer, anti-corruption concern person, present
and potential candidate and others networks will be organized.
CAPTA members of upazilla and district level will share
their views with concerned departments.
Local community is more involved in safeguarding their votes
and achieves an intimidation free election.
Increased awareness of the community people for fostering democracy
to harness electoral arrangement to reduce election related
to 4 types of module and guideline- 4230 study circle (including
84600 participants) sessions, 4230 court yard meetings (including
63450 participants), 48 cultural shows (including 9600 participates),
423 (including 84600 community people) documentary shows
will increase the awareness and empower community people
for fostering free and fair democratic electoral process.
Besides 88000 sets of information dissemination toolkits
will be distributed among community people.
Resource Centre will continuously provide information to
National media objectively upholds the incidents of electoral
violence with an emphasis to women, indigenous people and deprived
(Result 5 is also contribute to achieve this objectives)
Strengthened linkage with media, Election Working Group (EWG)
and concerned government department to sensitize the free-fair
election and ensure good governance at local level.
NNCJ, NGOs/COBs will be directly involved through the project
activities including sharing meeting and national level
60 journalists will receive training (four training in four
districts) who will be sensitized on effective report writing
on human rights, electoral process and service delivery.
journalists will be engaged in investigative reporting of
election violence, intimidation and manipulations which
will be published in media. Media watch reports will also
be prepared and published in national newspapers which help
building public consensus about free and fair election process.
The policy implementers and policy makers are sensitized to
run/adopt necessary policy to establish good governance and
reduce electoral corruption
- A sharing
meeting in each upazilla with candidates, law enforcement
agencies and community people will be held with 1000 participants
at upazilla level. Through the sharing meetings local administration
will get citizen's views and take necessary measures to
redress any problems. In addition, people will know about
electoral promises of different candidates and get the opportunity
to make an informed choice.
national level advocacy meetings will take place with compiled
upazilla and union level findings for building consensus
about policy reform agendas.
mapping of organizations and networks involved in advocacy
the project will develop national coordination in electoral
advocacy which will help achieving reform recommendations.