Violence and ethics in electoral processes

Akanji in his paper titled Ethics and violence in Political parties, stated that there was a growing convergence in the use of concept and terms among politicians.

Traditional and religious practices relegate women to traditional household roles, often leaving them in fear of rejection or even a violent reaction from their families if they attempt to enter politics.

The speakers presented the audience with practical experiences, insights, and views both at organizational level and national level.

It initially identifies the expanding opportunities for women that have emerged since conflict ended and shows how accompanying trends affect their greater participation.

The aim of the conference was to expand discussion of electoral processes allowing for a more in-depth focus on the involvement and approach of the full range of stakeholders, including political parties and candidates, the media, domestic and international observers, civil society, electoral justice, other state institutions and the international community.

This includes a discussion on some of the advantages and disadvantages of eVoting systems. Much of the international peacebuilding effort to build sustainable and peaceful societies has focused on seizing this opportunity.

Leadership sets the tones. She also thanked the president of the country for reestablishing the office of Ethics and Values.

Ethics, Violence and Civic Education System in Nigeria

George Ehusani of the Lux Terra Foundation, a panelist on the issue, suggested that the government work closely with faith based organizations because no nation can survive as one corporate entity when the apparent lack of not just ethics but of values is absent.

He stressed the point that, ethics and values are one of the few things that differentiate human beings from animals. According to her, the participation of women in politics is restricted to the fringes, leaving the centre dominated by men.

These anomalies have resulted into cross-carpeting and tussle within the parties. The participants representing a broad range of institutions in the public as well as private sector brought to the event a valuable mixture of experiences and perspectives.

Through a taxonomy that classifies countries according to the type of electoral administration, it argues that electoral management bodies worldwide are increasingly both permanent and independent of the executive branch of government and that this type of institutional structure proves more cost-effective than ad-hoc or temporary electoral bodies.

VIOLENCE AND ETHICS IN ELECTORAL PROCESSES IN NIGERIA

Emails and other communications should be housed in secure servers with a permanent record kept for quick compliance with open-government requests. Policy makers, representatives of faith based organizations, as well as NGOs who are active in the field convened together to identify ways forward.

The book also comes up with suggestions for improvement with regard to a free exercise of press freedom in accordance with good international practice. While focusing primarily on UNDP rules, it pays specific attention to major aspects associated with the procurement and the application of ICT solutions in voter registration.

There is general confidence that more women will be involved in the election than ever before, and that it will take place in an environment more conducive to their participation than previously.

Finally he pointed out the importance of holding the value of principles above privileges. Electoral violence in the past has actively transformed to political tension and crisis, consequently wrecking all efforts made by Nigerians to sustain democratic governance.

In most cases, election administrators work hard to be fair and transparent and to promote integrity. Hallmarks of independence include avoiding conflicts of interest and treating all parties fairly by adhering to the law.

He also stressed the importance of preventing public institutions like the federal police from being used by individual politicians seeking to advance their own political interests. Most of the people responsible are the persons occupying the front row in our churches.

After his presentation, there was a short remark from Mr. He therefore traced the roots of most political problems in Nigeria to the bad organization of political parties and lack of ideological basis. This publication is targeted to members of political parties, particularly those in leadership roles, and to civil society organisations and gender equality activists.

In conclusion of her address, Mrs.

Peace is within our power

In her closing remarks, the country representative of KAS, Mrs. The publication comes at a critical moment for press freedom amid unprecedented opportunities for expression of new voices as well as new forms of restriction, surveillance and control. Ethics he said is not about preaching but about acting accordingly.

However, elections also expose women to lingering discriminatory mindsets and cultural practices that are considerable barriers to their greater political participation. He maintained that there was a two way relationship between elections and violence in Nigeria and that the security agencies must play a crucial role in the management of electoral violence.

It was also deemed important by some sections of the participants to articulate a reward system for the compliance to ethical values and to support the deepening of civic education as it relates with the ethics and values of non-violence.Electoral Processes and Democratization: The Role of Election Electoral processes are of utmost importance in a Electoral Violence in Sub.

Local Government elections are the basis of Modernising the Electoral Processes, J. Marchbank eds () States of Conflict: Gender, Violence and. Recognizing the evolving role of media in elections, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has increasingly employed new media in its programming to support credible and.

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) recognizes that violence against women in elections is a threat to the integrity of the electoral process – it can affect women’s participation as voters, candidates, election officials, activists, and political party leaders, and it undermines the free, fair, and inclusive democratic process.

The inability of state institutions to confront political violence and intimidation could deter some women from participating in the elections.

The 5 Principles of Integrity in Elections

Exaggerated fears of violence created by poor reporting that obscures the facts and is insensitive about past incidents can also serve as a barrier to women’s political participation.

The aim of the conference was to expand discussion of electoral processes allowing for a more in-depth focus on the involvement and approach of the full range of stakeholders, including political parties and candidates, the media, domestic and international observers, civil society, electoral justice, other state institutions and the international community.

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