UNDP Support to the Timorese Electoral Cycle, UNDP, UNEST, Timor-Leste (East Timor)
In coordination with UNWomen and the Caucus NGO
Timor-Leste Parliament Election 2012
Voter Education materials
Encouraging women to vote. Emphasizing that women have equal rights to men.
Product: Posters, banners, t-shirts, caps and bag
In every election voter and civic education are key factors to ensure that all voters—men and women alike—understand their rights and responsibilities, the electoral system, how and where to vote. For an election to be successful and democratic, voters need to be sufficiently informed in order to cast ballots that are legally valid and to participate meaningfully in the voting process.
This campaign focuses on gender. Many women remain uneducated about their rights and responsibilities in the electoral process. This campaign was targeted to women, encouraging them to vote and participate in the electoral process. One aspect of this campaign was to create awareness about intimidation and the secrecy of the ballot. The campaign relates to women and men as equal partners, as gender does not refer to women solely.
Design team: Karen Kelleher Carneiro, Ruth Ferrony Varela Grilo
Campaign photographs: Karen Kelleher Carneiro and Ruth Ferrony Varela Grilo