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26 Jun

Access to Electoral Processes

26 June - 28 June

South Sudan

The United Nations Integrated Electoral Assistance Team (IEAT) in South Sudan is implementing a 3-day BRIDGE customized modular workshop Access to Electoral Processes for National Elections Commission (NEC) staff and other electoral stakeholders in South Sudan to enhance understanding of principles, ideas and strategies for promoting and facilitating inclusive participation in elections of under-represented groups. The workshop will be held from 26 to 28 June 2024. The workshop will be faciltiated by two international facilitators along with the two recently accredited TtF-complete national faciltiators.

Access to Electoral Processes is a customized modular workshop designed to consider four key areas of inlcusion: gender equality, disability rights, provisions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and youth participation in electoral processes. It will provide an opportunity for consideration of the meaning of equal access to different stages of the electoral process, the barriers these groups face in participating, the relevant human rights principles and legal obligations, and different practices, strategies and tools that can be undertaken by different stakeholders to create opportunities for equal access and facilitate inclusive participation in electoral processes. This modular workshop aims to develop an understanding of the principles, ideas and strategies that can overcome barriers and improve equitable participation in electoral processes.

This workshop is one of a series of BRIDGE workshops taking place from April to June 2024 as part of a broad capacity development programme that aims to (i) enhance the knowledge of the NEC on electoral principles and practices and the functions of election management throughout the electoral cycle; (ii) raise the awareness of targeted stakeholders on electoral issues; and (iii) start to develop a qualified cadre of facilitators in South Sudan who are able to use the BRIDGE curriculum effectively in order to deliver workshops on electoral issues for the benefit of a range of electoral stakeholders.

Natia Kashakashvili, Shalva Tskhakaya, Chorima Daniel Auwas Pidomoi, Judith Danga Thomas Onzi
Face to face workshop
Audience(s) for this workshop:
Electoral Management Body, Civil Society Organisation, Non Government Organisation
Modules used at this workshop:
Introduction to Electoral Administration, Gender Equality and Elections, Disability Rights and Elections
Expected Outcomes:
Provide Electoral Principles to Staff, Professional Development of Staff, To develop a support network for stakeholders in electoral processes