Nation-wide Awareness Raising & Civic Education Campaigns

Civic Education on Constitution-Making Process

Farah, Ghor, Helmand, Kandahar, Khost, Kunar, Laghman, Logar, Paktia, Paktika, Parwan, Samangan, Uruzgan, Wardak, Zabul

May – July 2003

Through a consortium of 13 Afghan NGOs ACSFo educated a total of 1,809 (251 women) community leaders that came from all districts across Afghanistan. In a special women-outreach program with an 11 Women’s NGOs, ACSFo educated an additional 1,074 women in 15 provinces. Through this decentralized process (community leaders educated their communities) ACSFo reached about 10-15% of the Afghan population.

Civic Education on the Presidential Elections

Phase I: Through a consortium of 7 Afghan NGOs (88 CEPs, 26 women), ACSFo educated a total 145’466 (43% women).

(7 urban cities outside Kabul and 28 provinces)

November 2003 – October 2004

Phase II: Through a consortium of 15 Afghan NGOs (412 CEPs, 137 women) covering 28 provinces, ACSFo educated about 1.8 million individuals (31% women) on the voter registration and election process for the presidential election.

Civic education on parliamentary elections:

ACSFo implemented a nationwide civic education for the parliamentary elections outreach on the parliamentary elections as a sub-contractor of the Joint Election Management Body (supported by UNOPS), through a Consortium with 15 Afghan NGOs (1,539 CEPs, 30% women) in 28 provinces in two phase.

Phase I: Re-registration Phase – May – July 2005

5,271,308 individuals (33.26% women) were reached.

Phase II: Voting Phase – August – September 2005

ACSFo educated a total of 2,834,842 Afghans (34% women) in face-to-face sessions (F2F). In this phase the total outreach became 8,115,150 and another 1,018,297 (27% women) in CMEs, on the spot activities (e.g. mock elections) and briefings

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