Vote for Women Campaign Launch

Vote for Women Campaign Launch

The Vote for Women campaign was launched on the 5th of August to coincide with Sri Lanka’s upcoming General Elections scheduled to be held on the 17 of August 2015. There are total of 6,151 candidates from 21 political parties and independent groups competing for the 225 seats in parliament. Of the total candidates nominated, 556 candidates are women and this is merely 9.2% of the total nominations.

As a nation striving towards development, good governance and democracy an equal representation of women in politics in the highest level of government is important particularly when women represent 52% of the population. Through the Vote for Women campaign we hope that the public will recognise capable women and vote for them with an understanding that without women in parliament Sri Lanka cannot achieve a holistic political outlook.

Therefore, Women and Media Collective (WMC) together with Search for Common Ground and the Association of War Affected Women introduced a social media campaign, song, video and poster campaign to encourage the public to vote for at least one woman candidate at the General Elections.

Media work

You’re most welcome to work with us as a writer, blogger, radio maker or filmer. WMC works from a women’s perspective, covering women’s and gender issues. We offer support for your work and opportunities to get your work published, through weblogs, our magazines or other outlets.

Campaigns and events

We also invite you to support our campaigns and events. Do you like to organise activities? Or assist our work with women and women organisations in Sri Lanka?

Get involved now

Women and Media Collective
56/1 Sarasavi Lane
(off Castle Street)
Colombo 8
phone: + 94-11-2690201 / 5632045 / 5635900
wmcsrilanka@gmail.com