“West-Resource” Public Union on Civil Society Development Support
“West-Resource” Public Union on Civil Society Development Support is implementing the project titled “Youth in Security of Election Processes” with financial support of United States of America Embassy in Azerbaijan. The project aim is to achieve youth participation in securing a transparent election process via online opportunities. The www.uinelection.net website was created for the purpose of the project. This is a tool to easily crowd-source information using multiple channels, including SMS, email, Twitter and the web. The main function of the website is to discover and to bring to light violations of election rules. The young people and observers will be able to collect information on violations of election rules and placing them on the website and this eventually takes a form of a map. The website was set up on Ushahidi Platform that allows all observers and citizens engaged in the process of election processes observation to use it through following methods:
- By clicking on ““Xəbər Göndər” on the website the users can send information in different forms: video-records, photos, articles, messages, the results of monitoring, interviews relating to the election process
- Via special Facebook and Twitter account on the website the other organizations, citizens, observers can share and correspond within the website
- It is possible to use the links of other organizations involved into the process of election process monitoring
- In the Presidential Election Day on October 9, the users can watch the information and violations of electoral rules (through the map on the website) in the different electoral constituency of Azerbaijan Republic.
In September and in October, 2013 WR PU on CSDS will organise the trainings in order to give more knowledge and skills on usage of the www.uinelection.net for the young observers, citizens and the organisations making activities for the transparent election process. In order to participate in the trainings and to learn more about the website the young citizens and observers may to apply to firstname.lastname@example.org. The detail information about the trainings will be placed on www.garbresurs.com and www.azerweb.com soon.