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International Women’s Day 2008

Women’s Organizations United to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2008
 
8th March 2008,Colombo
 
A network involving more than 25 women’s organizations under the name “Women’s Organizations United to Celebrate International Women’s Day” organized a symposium, a protest march and a demonstration on 8th March 2008. The symposium was held at the Mahaweli Centre in Colombo and discussed issues … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2008

Media Campaign – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence 


In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women sixteen TV and Radio messages were broadcast during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence. It was noteworthy that the messages were all relayed by men, both well-known personalities and ordinary citizens, from diverse walks of life. The aim behind this … Continue reading Media Campaign – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence 


International Women’s Day 2007

International Women’s Day 2007 was celebrated by over 1,000 women from 40 women’s organizations belonging to the network Sri Lanka Women for Peace and Democracy. The women who attended were from Moneragala, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Hatton, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Mahiyanganaya, Wilpotha, Rajanganay, Welikanda, Singhapura, Hambantota, Galle, Buttala, Badulla, Matara, Ratnapura, Negombo, Kalutara, Colombo, Moratuwa, Ja-Ela, Katunayake, … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2007

Annual Women’s National Convention 2006

The Annual National Convention for Women Activists 2006 was held in January 2007. Thirty one women activists from a number of districts includingKandy, Nuwara Eliya, Moneragala, Puttalam, Kegalle, Gampaha, Kurunegala, andColomboparticipated. The WMC held its first Annual National Convention for Women Activists in 1984.
Issues relating to the broad themes of Democracy and Conflict were discussed. … Continue reading Annual Women’s National Convention 2006

Consultation on proposing a General Recommendation on ‘Women and Armed Conflict’ to the CEDAW Committee

The WMC, in collaboration with the International Women’s Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP) held a consultative meeting to discuss the proposing of a General Recommendation on ‘Women and Armed Conflict’ to the CEDAW Committee. Ms. Shanthi Dairiam, committee member of CEDAW and former Executive Director of IWRAW-AP, facilitated this meeting. The objective of the meeting … Continue reading Consultation on proposing a General Recommendation on ‘Women and Armed Conflict’ to the CEDAW Committee