Empowering Women Activists through Voter Education –Kegalle 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 fifteenth in this series of workshops was conducted in Kegalle on 24th October 2018. Over 60 women activists including women elected members of Local government were attended in this one-day awareness training. Mr. Dharmasiri Nanayakkara, Former Deputy Commissioner of Local Government, Mr. Anura Handagama, Attorney At Law, and Hashanie Chitranganie Attorney At Law facilitated this event.