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Increasing voting accessibility for people with disabilities in Somaliland’s upcoming presidential election

Organisation:

GURYASAMO

Pulje:

Civilsamfundspuljen

Bevillingstype:

Små Indsatser

Projekt start:

15.06.2022

Projekt slut:

15.12.2022

Beviliget beløb:

99.600,00 kr.

Samlet buget:

99.600,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 10: Mindre ulighed
  • Mål 11: Bæredygtige byer og lokalsamfund
  • Mål 15: Livet på land
  • Mål 16: Fred, retfærdighed og stærke institutioner

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Somaliland

Resume:

Against this background, Guryasamo and its local partners Somaliland Non-State Actors Forum (SONSAF) and Somaliland National Disability Forum (SNDF) have chosen to proactively focus on ensuring better democratic participation and voting accessibility for people with disabilities (PWDs) in Somaliland’s upcoming presidential election at the end of this year. Specifically, Guryosamo and its local partners will advocate for the provision of accessible accommodations, as this is the most important requirement for PWDs to participate in elections without barriers. The project will facilitate a major election meeting with the presidential candidates and political parties to give the PWDs communities opportunity to raise issues relevant to them by addressing voting inaccessibility, including lack of political regulation and enforcement of existing laws that could improve the life and democratic rights of PWDs.