Elect Her. End Violence.

No. of pages: 1

Publication date: 2017

Author: UNFPA

In Sri Lanka, while women constitute 52 percent of Sri Lanka's population, female representation in parliament is only 5.3 percent. Due to gender-based socio-cultural norms and biases, it is understood that there are barriers to entry and engagement for women to contribute actively in politics in Sri Lanka. Violence against women in elections is regarded as a major deterrent to women’s political participation as electoral and political leaders.