Gender Concerns International (GCI) in partnership with Aurat Foundation has launched its Gender Election Monitoring (GEM) Mission in Pakistan.
GEM Mission is the only Observation mission organised by an international NGO that has been accredited by Election Commission of Pakistan. Talking to APP here on Friday, a representative of the mission said `The GEM Mission’ will monitor the General Election 2013 with reference to women’s participation in the election. Both the organizations have already signed a MoU on March 1, under which 10 international and 50 national observers will monitor the coming elections form gender angle, she added.
The representative said a team of women gender expert international observers (IOs) will be deployed to their respective observation stations to observe the electoral process from a gender perspective on May 11. “The IOs will be joined by fifty female observers from Pakistan, who have been recruited and appointed by the Aurat Foundation”, she said.
Source: The News Pakistan