Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan

Women and the Vote

As the women consist a plenty part of Afghanistan population and according to the Afghanistan constitution, the women have rights to vote as men do.

Since there are separate polling centers with its female staff, The gender equality in Afghanistan insists the women to vote, as this is their primitive right.

The IEC consist the provision to the women in order to provide more facilities such as nonobligatory photo on their voting cards during registration, tightening their security checkup by female staff while entering to any of the IEC offices and polling centers etc.

For additional information on women and elections in Afghanistan, click here.

Lessons Learnt on Women’s Participation in the 2009 Afghan Elections (February 2010)

Gender and Elections (September 2010)