1. Monks Have the Right to Vote Success Story
Six monks reside at Sopheak Mongkol pagoda in Sangkat O. Ambel, Serey Sophorn municipality, Banteay Mean Chey province could not register their names to vote, due to the Sangkat Chief refusal to issuethe identification document required to register as a voter. Mr. Chhum Pich, Sangkat Chief informed the following to the monk: “monks do not have the right to vote;monks have to be neutral in all political affairs.” Read Full Story Click Here !
2.Youth are Active in Election
Final-BTB -case study
Focal youth is playing important role to motivate their friends to get out to register their names for the elections.PDP-Center is working with 200 focal youths that’s most of them arevery active, especially youth in three districts of Sang Ke, Bannan and Battambang city, Battambang province. For example a focal youth, Mr. Hang Panrachna, aged 20, is one ofactive youths in Sangkat Or. Mal. He works as a volunteer of Youth Participation in Democratic Election Project (YPDE). Panrachna said that “before I become a PDP-Center focal youth, I don’t know the process of a new voter registration system and I felt so shy. I am notbrave to work with the local authority. More importantly, I was not aware of the voting registration and voting process at all. After I became a volunteer as focal youth with PDP- Center in my community I feel I have changed a lot.” He added that “currently, I try to engage youth to attend in the training courses on democracy and election.” Mr.Panrachna himself has attended many activities organized by PDP-Center included training on election observation on voter registration process. He also signed on the commitment paper to register on the voting registration and also shared this paper with his other friends and people in the community. Read Full Story Click Here !
3.Election Observer is the People Mission for Society
SR-Final Succeed case study
Prin Chhort, 26, live in Kork Po village, Keo Por commune, Pourk District, Siem Reap province, applied for PDP-Center’s localyouth and as observer for election registration from 01 Septermber-29 November, 2016 funded by the European Union.Chhort lives in a famer family and she got married when shewas 17 years of age, by then she finished grade 8. Ms. Prin Chhort, Observer in Keo Por is onher back home from the Voter Registration Station Chhort have changed her behaviors after attending the advocacy training organized by PDP-Center in 2015 under the project Youth Civic Engagement for Transparent and Accountable Development funded by Oxfam, before she was afraid of speaking with public officers, especially the commune council members, now she is capable and more secure to speak to public officer and raised many problems that happen in the commune to commune council members in order to get a solution for the problem. Read Full Story Click Here !