Empowering women activists through voter education – Anuradhapura 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 second in this series of workshops was conducted on 04th September 2018 in the Anuradhapura District. Mr. Asanka Rathnayake, Divisional Secretary, Nochchiyagama Divisional Secretariat (Former Assistant Election Commissioner of Anuradhapura District) delivered the keynote speech in this event. 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 Anuradhapura District Citizen Committee.