One of the broader missions of Odhikar is election monitoring. Since its inception in 1994, Odhikar has established itself as a credible and reliable organisation in Bangladesh regarding the observation of elections, both national and local. As a founding member of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), internationally Odhikar has earned a good reputation and established relationships with regional election and democracy campaign organisations. Odhikar does not limit its election observing activities only within observing the procedural aspects of elections, but it also watches the condition of the civil and political rights of the electorate.
Odhikar monitors local government and national elections focusing on electoral violence and its impact on women and Odhikar observers are responsible for identifying and gathering key information on irregularities, intimidation, violation of the election Code of Conduct and incidents of election-related violence within each constituency.
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