At the end of two weeks of thought-provoking and intense discussions, the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) concluded on April 17, 2015 without a resolution. On the final day, the chair produced a well-balanced text reflective of the various positions staked by governments, but to everyone’s surprise, this text was suddenly withdrawn by the … Continue reading Final statement on the 48th Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development
Sri Lanka’s Trade Union women leaders are a driving force in the lives of working women due to the constant trials and struggles encountered in the workplace. Marred by gender discrimination and sometimes violence women in the past have had to step forward and speak up for their rights. This led to the emergence of … Continue reading Film: Determining Futures, women in Trade Unions in Sri Lanka
මීළඟ පළාත් පාලන ආයතන ජන්දය මිශ්ර ක්රමයකට පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත බැවින් පළාත් පාලන ආයතන ජන්ද විමසීම් (සංශෝධන) පනතට, ස්තී්රන්ට 25%ක ආසන වෙන්කිරීමක් සිදුකරන ලෙසට සංශෝධන ගෙන එන ලෙස දේශපාලන පක්ෂවලින් ඉල්ලා සිටීම. පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණවලදී නාමයෝජනා ලබාදීමේ දී හා ප්රසාද ආසන ලබාදීමේ දී ස්තී්ර පුරුෂ සමාජභාවීය සමතුලිතාවයකින් යුතුව ආසන වෙන්කරන මෙන් දේශපාලන පක්ෂවලින් ඉල්ලා සිටීම. දේශපාලනයේ … Continue reading දේශපාලනයේ ස්ත්රි නියෝජනය වැඩි කිරීම සඳහා ස්ත්රින්ගේ ඉල්ලීම
The recently concluded 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence global campaign in Sri Lanka was a unitary effort by members of the GBV Forum. During the 16 days the Gender Based Violence Forum or GBV Forum had organised several activities and events in the country for the year 2014. The online campaign in … Continue reading 16 Days of Activism against GBV 2014 campaign
4 December 2014 The Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing +20 Review provided a historic opportunity for governments and civil society to undertake an honest review of the structural barriers that prevent gender equality and violate women’s human rights. The meeting was intended to improve accountability for implementation of the … Continue reading Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Don’t think of me as a woman: an election story for the margins was screened in Trincomalee and Batticaloa on the 26 and 27 of May. The screenings picked up positive feedback from the audience. While many congratulated Aynoon Beebi, the female candidate featured in the film, other women who contested in the same elections … Continue reading Community screening of short film: Don’t think of me as a woman
This documentary feature gives us an insight to the action taken by women’s movements of the Asia Pacific region during times of war and conflict. This video is part of ‘Linking the Networks – Enhancing Social Media Strategies to Enhance UNSCR 1325 in Asia – A Grass Roots Initiative’.This research project is a partnership between … Continue reading Status update – Women, Conflict and Social Media (Video)
Study on Women Affected by Conflict in Post War Sri Lanka: Selected cases of Marginalisation and Poverty, Female Headed Households, Female Ex-Combatants, Land Rights and Domestic Violence.