Report on gender mapping in the field of elections

08 Mar 2012

Document Summary

The Election Commission Nepal (ECN), with support of the UNDP Electoral Support Project and IFES, has undertaken a ‘gender mapping in the field of elections’, the methodology for which involved review of documents, interviews with ECN staff and focus group discussions. The objective of this mapping exercise is to identify gender and social inclusion initiatives and gaps both within the Commission institutionally and in specific electoral processes; and based on the findings propose recommendations. It is envisaged that the ECN will follow up on the recommendations to ensure that elections in Nepal, as well as the institutional framework, are gender sensitive and inclusive of women and other marginalized groups.