Political Rights and Responsibilities of Women, Youth, Persons with Disabilities & Marginalized Groups
All the rights available to all citizens also apply to marginalized groups.
They include rights:
- To form or participate in the formation of a Political Party
- To participate in the activities Of a Political Party
- To campaign for a political party or a cause
- Free, fair, and regular elections based on universal suffrage (the right to vote at 18 years, regardless of age, sex, wealth, income, ethnicity, political stance or any restrictions)
- To be informed on political issues.
- To participate in political meetings
- To attend community or civic meetings
- To be members of private, public, and voluntary organizations
- To have access to all materials and devices to overcome constraints that may impede their enjoyment of political rights
- To have opportunities to associate, be represented and participate in political activities
- To treatment with dignity and respect.
- They have the rights to have access to all places, political rallies and information.
- Political rallies need to be done in an inclusive manner, and in a manner in which there is no violence or insecurity so that women, and persons with disabilities can participate.
- It is also important to have meaningful participation of youth women, and persons with disabilities as active participants in the political process not just passive.