Themes of

Participation in public affairs

IDPs who have achieved a durable solution are able to exercise the right to participate in public affairs at all levels on the same basis as the non-displaced population and without discrimination. This includes first of all the right to vote and to stand for election but also the right to associate freely and participate equally in community affairs, as well as the right to work in all sectors of public service.

Data on participation in public affairs should be collected at the individual level to allow for a disaggregated analysis by sex, age and other diversity criteria as needed. This will allow an analysis of participation levels of e.g. women, youth, persons with special needs and persons who are potentially marginalized.

Macro-level information on laws and regulations for political participation and voting, the existence of peace-building/reconciliation mechanisms where relevant, and access to public jobs should be considered for the analysis.