NEC Gender Section Holds Two-Day Regional Workshop

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The National Elections Commission (NEC), through its Gender Section, is conducting the first in a series of a two-day regional workshops in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, to review and strengthen the NEC Draft Policy for Persons Living with Disabilities.

   The NEC Draft Policy also seeks to develop a strategic action plan to increase the participation in the electoral process for Persons Living with Disabilities.

   According to NEC, the workshop is under the theme, “Working together to promote equal access for OPWDs whilst increasing their participation in the electoral process”.

  A NEC statement, issued Monday, 4 October 2021, says the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with funds from the Irish and Swedish governments, are collaborating the NEC Gender Section to conduct the three separate two-day workshops from the 4thto the 12th of October 2021.

   Nearly 60 representatives from Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu and Montserrado counties representing Persons with Disabilities, the media, and Civil Society are currently participating in the gender workshop in Tubmanburg.

   The second in the series of workshop for Persons with Disabilities begins in Ganta, Nimba County, with representatives from Grand Gedeh, Lofa, Maryland, River Gee and Bong counties from the 7th to the 8th of October 2021.

   The third gender section workshop takes place in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, for representatives from Rivercess, Sinoe, Grand Kru and Margibi counties from the 11th to the 12th of October 2021.

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