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Bayat, Farid Ahmad.
Hussaini, Reyhaneh Gulsum.
Echavez, Chona R.
||Equal rights, unequal opportunities : women’s participation in Afghanistan’s parliamentary and Provincial Council elections / Oliver Lough with Farokhloqa Amini, Farid Ahmad Bayat, Zia Hussain, Reyhaneh Gulsum Hussaini, Massouda Kohistani and Chona R. Echavez.
||Kabul : Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), 2012.
||72 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
||Summary: “[T]his paper sets out to explore some of the dynamics of women’s participation as candidates and voters in Afghanistan’s 2005 and 2009/10 parliamentary and PC elections, focusing on their personal experiences of taking part and how they compared across different elections, their perceptions on the importance and nature of the process, and the impact their participation had on their personal lives and their communities. Focusing on the relatively secure, less conservative provinces of Balkh, Bamiyan and Kabul, it draws on qualitative interviews and focus group discussions with 25 successful and unsuccessful female candidates, as well as with over 100 men and women spread across one rural and one urban community in each province. Given the study’s limited geographic scope and qualitative methodology, it does not seek to challenge or alter existing accounts of women’s electoral experiences across the country as a whole. Rather, it hopes to highlight important additional elements that have received less attention.”—(p. 1).
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||http://www.areu.org.af/Uploads/EditionPdfs/1205E-Equal%20Rights%20Unequal%20Opportunities%20SP%202012.pdf (accessed 15 April 2012)