In collaboration with the Arab Women Organization (AWO), Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) have developed a template guiding election observation from a gender perspective in the Arab region.
The template provides resources to facilitate the tasks of election observers in a way that contributes to preparing sound and thoroughly integrated reports on election monitoring from a gender perspective.
The template addresses a range of indicators on mechanisms and techniques for monitoring elections, the regulatory framework, and electoral systems in Arab countries with a focus on their perspectives and electoral geography, as well as electoral complaints, revisions and appeals.
The development of this template was borne from a joint initiative between the Arab Women Organization (AWO) and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) aimed at building the capacity of female election observers in the Arab region. This work has been supported through WFD’s programme to help end violence against women and girls in the MENA region and has included the delivery of capacity building training to a cohort of female election observers from the region.