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Presidential Election Access Observation Report

Afghan Landmine Survivors Organization (ALSO) observed the Parliamentary Election in 2018 and the Presidential Election in 2019. The objective of the observation was to assess the participation, barriers and opportunities for persons with disability inclusion in the election process. Afghanistan_Presidential Election Report

By | February 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Press Conference on sharing the observation report on access, challenges and participation of persons with disabilities in 2019 Presidential Election

Persons with disability is the biggest group in the world. WHO report indicates that 15 % of the world’s population has a disability. Between 110 (2.2%) and 190 million (3.8%) persons with disabilities at age 15 or older have “significant difficulties in functioning. 80 % of them live in low income countries”. In Afghanistan, NDSA [...]

By | December 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fourth Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty in Oslo

The Executive Director of ALSO Mr. Hussain Ahmadi attended the Fourth Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty in Oslo. The Conference adopted the new Oslo Action Plan, which will guide the work of the 164 States that have joined this Nobel treaty in the next five years. ALSO is happy to see victim assistance [...]

By | December 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summary Report of Presidential Election 2019

Access to election process is the political rights of persons with disabilities. The election authorities have to provide the necessary facilities and accessibilities for persons with different disabilities to enjoy their rights. Persons with disabilities participated in the Parliamentary Election in 2018 and Presidential Election in 2019. ALSO with support of IFES observed these two [...]

By | November 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

The VA/Disability Coordination bi-monthly meeting was conducted on 5th Feb 2019 at DMAC. Representatives of 20 VA/Disability

organizations (government, UN and national and international NGOs) attended the meeting in which the following agenda points were discussed: - Update on Mine Action Programme & Victim assistance - Update on state ministry for Martyrs and Disability Affairs - Forming of National Disability Database - Round table discussion At the end of the meeting, the [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Barriers to and Opportunities for Accessible Elections in Afghanistan

All Afghan citizens have the right to participate in the elections according to Article 33 of the Constitution[1] and Article 5 of the Election Law of Afghanistan[2]. No discrimination is allowed against Afghan citizens because of ethnicity or other identity under the law, including disability. Moreover, the government of Afghanistan has ratified the UN Convention [...]

By | January 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Meeting with Deputy Operation of IEC Secretariat

  ALSO had a coordination meeting with Mr. Sameem the Deputy Operation IEC Secretariat on Wednesday 9 Jan 2018. The objective of the meeting was a briefing from ALSO observation with financial support of IFES from 2018 parliamentary election on access of PWDs in the election process. As well as coordination for organizing a meeting [...]

By | January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Women Focus Group Discussion (FGO) in National Democracy Institute office:

Ms. Amina Azimi from ALSO participated to Women Focus Group Discussion (FGO) which was organized by NDI on 19 December 2018 at NDI office. The main agenda were: discussion on violence against women with related question and discussion on electoral violence question. The participants of the focus group were parliamentary candidates, IND and IFES members [...]

By | January 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Persons with disabilities, participation in the elections

All Afghan citizens have the right to participate in election based on Article 33 of the Constitution and Article 5 of the Election Law of Afghanistan. No discrimination is allowed against Afghan citizens in terms of groups or ethnicity or other means by the laws, including persons with disabilities. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has [...]

By | December 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Round table at Negah TV on 19 December 2018

ALSO organized a round table at Negah television, Mr. Hussain Ahmadi from ALSO participated in this program. The objective of the round table was to discuss about political rights of persons with disabilities. Based on the article 29th of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD government has been obligated to provide equal [...]

By | December 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments