The importance of the women’s quota at LG elections

Date : 25 January 2018
Time : 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Venue : Hotel Renuka, Galle Road, Colombo 3

The Local Authority Elections of 10 February 2018 are historic as it introduces a mixed member propotional electoral system and for the first time in our political history a quota for women that will enable 25% women’s representation.

The Women and Media Collective has launched a campaign to ensure public understanding of the significance of the women’s quota and the importance of women’s representation in Local Authorities. This quota was won over a long period of struggle and we wish to discuss some of the challenges faced by women and support it’s implementation.

There will also be a live stream of the media briefing tomorrow on WMC’s Facebook page.