An introductory training and briefing to study Unpaid Care Work in Sri Lanka was recently held in Negombo by the Women and Media Collective. The study is expected to analyse the value of unpaid care work through gender lens. Participants from Badulla, Kurunegala, Kandy, Batticaloa, Gampaha and Colombo attended the training on the 20th and … Continue reading Capacity Enhancing: Unpaid Care Work
Source: newsdeeply.com At the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, we speak with activists from Sri Lanka, India and the Philippines about the progress they’ve made on economic advancement for women in their communities – and the challenges that lie ahead. Sepali Kottegoda is an academic, women’s rights activist and technical adviser … Continue reading Rural Women Activists Share Their Biggest Successes – and Battles Ahead
Source: UN Women “Rural women want equal pay for the work they do. They also want more sharing of work within the house. There’s a lot of emotional rhetoric around women’s unpaid work—that they do this out of love for the family. But the reality is that women do much more unpaid work and … Continue reading Voices from CSW62
Recognising Women in Leadership in Sri Lanka. Keynote Speech at the Launch of the Australian Awards Women in Leadership Network, Sri Lanka. Sepali Kottegoda, M.Phil, D.Phil (Sussex) Director Programmes, Women’s Economic Rights and Media Women and Media Collective 8 March 2018 Colombo. Your Excellency, High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson, friends and colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. First, … Continue reading Keynote: Women in Leadership (IWD2018)
When the Ministry of Foreign Employment in Sri Lanka introduced the Family Background Report (FBR) it withdrew the rights of many women, with children below the ages of five, to seek employment abroad. Caring for children is a shared responsibility by both the mother and father. And although many in society don’t accept this concept, … Continue reading A fathers responsibility
Bringing Unpaid Care Work from the Private to Public Arena – Through the ‘Empowerment’ Looking Glass. Sepali Kottegoda D.Phil (Sussex) Women and Media Collective 2 March 2017 Introduction I would like to thank the Australian Human Rights Commission for inviting me to speak here today, as part of its events to mark International Women’s Day. … Continue reading Keynote: Importance of recognising unpaid care work.
As part of the Commission’s International Women’s Day celebrations, please join Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins for a special International Women’s Day RightsTalk on gender equality and women’s work and care on the 2nd March 2017.
As part of the Commission’s International Women’s Day celebrations, please join Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins for a special International Women’s Day RightsTalk on gender equality and women’s work and care on the 2nd March 2017. This IWD RightsTalk will explore the recognition of unpaid care and domestic work that remains the burden of women … Continue reading Rights Talk: Gender equality, women’s work and care
Members of the Women and Media Collective were part of the “Who Cares!” forum in Melbourne yesterday to discuss the implications of the care economy on women and its contribution to the labour force. In Sri Lanka most women take on a role outside the labour force engaging in what is known as unpaid care … Continue reading My Time, My Work, My Value: Valuing Unpaid Care Work
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