Category: Activities ACTFORM

පියෙකුගෙ වගකීම (video)

ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා විදේශ සේවා නියුක්ති කාර්යාංශය විසින් වයස අවුරුදු පහට අඩු දරුවන් සිටින මව්වරුන් විදේශගත වීම තහනම් කිීරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ගෙන ආ පවුල් පසුබිම් වාර්තාව පදනම් කොටගෙන ස්ත‍්‍රීන් බොහෝමයකට විදේශ ගත වීමට ඇති අයිතිය අහිමි විය. දරුවන්ගේ වගකීම් මවට පමණක් නොව, පියාට ද හිමි බව අප සමාජයේ බොහෝ දෙනෙකු පිළිනොගන්නා නමුත් ස්ත‍්‍රීන් උපයන විදේශ විනිමය රටේ … Continue reading පියෙකුගෙ වගකීම (video)

Women’s groups move to secure the 25% quota for women in Local Government

The Women and Media Collective (WMC) together with 23 Women’s organisations expressed their concern to the President, Prime Minister and the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government on the reported negotiations to reformulate the enacted 25% quota for women in Local Authorities. In order to ensure that the current provision of a 25% quota … Continue reading Women’s groups move to secure the 25% quota for women in Local Government

ACTFORM meets Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala

The Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) met with the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala to discuss the current status of women migrant workers and the measures that need to be taken to further improve their status at home and abroad. This was the first meeting between Sri Lanka’s ACTFORM network and … Continue reading ACTFORM meets Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala

University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC

A group of human rights law students from the University of Colombo and the Gallatin School, New York visited Women and Media Collective to learn more about WMC’s role in addressing women’s rights issues in Sri Lanka and its applicability in achieving gender equality. Women in politics, women in trade unions, migrant workers rights and … Continue reading University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC

Celebrating International Migrants Day 2014

The 15th Annual International Migrants Day was celebrated by the Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) and Women and Media Collective (WMC) in Colombo at the Mahaveli Centre. As the country prepares for the 2015 presidential elections ACTFORM reminds us that migrant workers are deprived of their voting privileges. Being one of the larger foreign … Continue reading Celebrating International Migrants Day 2014