Facilitating Voting Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and prioritizing Inclusive Elections

CMEV is one of leading election observation missions in the country which HAS facilitated an Inclusive Election process, prioritizing voting rights of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). The last three elections that were held since 2015 have seen PwDs being deployed  as election observers by CMEV in addition to its efforts of producing of accessible documents for PwDs.

As a part of continuous engagements towards promoting inclusive elections, CMEV initiated a programme to create a pool of election observers comprising with PwDs. Its first programme was held at the meeting hall of FRDSRO disability organization, Kandy on 27th September 2018 with the participation of over 60 PwDs. Mr. Namal Thalangama, Deputy Commissioner of Elections, Kandy District attended representing Election Commission of Sri Lanka and delivered the key note speech in this event. Manjula Gajanayake, National Coordinator of CMEV was the facilitator of the event while Mr. Anura Hadagama (Attorney-at-Law) and Hashanie Chiranganie (Attorney-at-Law) were the resource persons for programme.

Empowering women activists through voter education – Trincomalee District Programme

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) initiated a voter education programme called ‘Provincial Council Elections Voter Education and Outreach Programme’ with the support of USAID-DAI (SDGAP). The main focus is to invoke awareness for women candidates who are willing to contest in the next provincial councils elections to be held island-wide. CMEV is planning to conduct a series of district-level awareness workshops inviting selected prospective candidates across the country.

The eighth in this series of workshops was conducted in  Trincomalee District  at Lake Front Hotels reception hall in Kanthale   on 30th September 2018. Over 65 women activists including women members of Local government, active supporters of political parties and women CSO leaders attended in this one day awareness training. Mr. M.M. Mohamed, Additional Commissioner of Elections (Admin and Legal), Election Commission of Sri Lanka. was delivered the key note speech in this event.  CMEV organised this event in partnership with Election Commission of Sri Lanka, National Collaboration Development Foundation (NCDF) and Eastern Women Organisation.

Empowering women activists through voter education – Polonnaruwa District Programme

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) initiated a voter education programme called ‘Provincial Council Elections Voter Education and Outreach Programme’ with the support of USAID-DAI (SDGAP). The main focus is to invoke awareness for women candidates who are willing to contest in the next provincial councils elections to be held island-wide. CMEV is planning to conduct a series of district-level awareness workshops inviting selected prospective candidates across the country.

The sixth   in this series of workshops was conducted in  Polonnaruwa  District at New Ramaada Hotels Reception Hall  on 13th September 2018. Over 50 women activists including women members of Local government, active supporters of political parties and women CSO leaders attended in this one day awareness training. Mr. Leelanath Wickramaarchchi, Assistant Commissioner of Elections, Polonnaruwa District was attended representing Election Commission of Sri Lanka. CMEV organised this event in partnership with ”Sunila Women & Children Development Foundation, Polonnaruwa.

Empowering women activists through voter education – Kandy District Programme

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) initiated a voter education programme called ‘Provincial Council Elections Voter Education and Outreach Programme’ with the support of USAID-DAI (SDGAP). The main focus is to invoke awareness for women candidates who are willing to contest in the next provincial councils elections to be held island-wide. CMEV is planning to conduct a series of district-level awareness workshops inviting selected prospective candidates across the country.

The Seventh    in this series of workshops was conducted at Peradeniya University in Kandy. Over 70  women activists including women members of Local government, active supporters of political parties, women CSO leaders and selected students attended in this one day awareness training. Mr. Namal Thalangama, Deputy Commissioner of Elections, Kandy District was delivered the key note speech in this event.  CMEV organised this event in partnership with the faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.

Empowering women activists through voter education – Rathnapura District Programme

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) initiated a voter education programme called ‘Provincial Council Elections Voter Education and Outreach Programme’ with the support of USAID-DAI (SDGAP). The main focus is to invoke awareness for women candidates who are willing to contest in the next provincial councils elections to be held island-wide. CMEV is planning to conduct a series of district-level awareness workshops inviting selected prospective candidates across the country.

The Fifth   in this series of workshops was conducted in  Rathnapura  District at Samudiya Hotels Reception Hall  on 14th September 2018. Over 50 women activists including women members of Local government, active supporters of political parties and women CSO leaders attended in this one day awareness training. CMEV organised this event in partnership with Rathnapura District ”Savibala Purawesi Sanvidhanaya”.

 

Empowering women activists through voter education – Batticaloa District Programme

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) initiated a voter education programme called ‘Provincial Council Elections Voter Education and Outreach Programme’ with the support of USAID-DAI (SDGAP). The main focus is to invoke awareness for women candidates who are willing to contest in the next provincial councils elections to be held island-wide. CMEV is planning to conduct a series of district-level awareness workshops inviting selected prospective candidates across the country.

The Fourth in this series of workshops was conducted in Batticaloa District at Green Garden Hotel  on 08th September 2018. Over 55 women activists including women members of Local government, active supporters of political parties and women CSO leaders attended in this one day awareness training. R. Sasilan, Assistant Commissioner of Elections in Batticaloa district was attended as the guest speaker of this event. CMEV organised this event in partnership with Batticaloa District Women Federation.

 

Empowering women activists through voter education – Puttalam District Programme

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) initiated a voter education programme called ‘Provincial Council Elections Voter Education and Outreach Programme’ with the support of USAID-DAI (SDGAP). The main focus is to invoke awareness for women candidates who are willing to contest in the next provincial councils elections to be held island-wide. CMEV is planning to conduct a series of district-level awareness workshops inviting selected prospective candidates across the country.

The third  in this series of workshops was conducted at Puttalam District Secretariat’s Main Auditorium on 06th September 2018. Over 60 women activists including women members of Local government, active supporters of political parties and women CSO leaders attended in this one day awareness training. CMEV organised this event in partnership with Child Vision Sri Lanka, Puttalam.