Our Vote Matters

Updated: October 2020
Poster showing two candidates debating.

Ahead of Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections in August 2020, Consumer Action Network Mental Health Lanka (CAN MH Lanka) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) produced a voter education poster for the general public as part of a campaign to reduce stigma against people with psychosocial disabilities. The poster was produced in Sinhalese and Tamil as part of CAN MH Lanka's "Our Vote Matters" voter education campaign. The poster is attached below, as well as a description.


[The text of the poster reads] 


Do not use derogatory language about people with psychosocial disabilities to refer to your opponents during your election campaigns. It further stigmatizes people with psychosocial disabilities and can cause distress.


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