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)
Cabinet decision to Ban on Mothers having children below 5 years of age leaving the country for foreign employment We vehemently oppose to the Cabinet decision to ‘ban’ mothers of children under the age of five from migrating abroad for work. This ban was imposed taking into account the social and psychological costs such as … Continue reading Celebrating International Migrants Day, 18 December 2017
The following proposal was submitted by women’s rights activists and groups for the 2018 national budget. The proposal, submitted to the Ministry of Finance, identifies strategies for gender responsive budgeting. Click here to download the proposal
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
SRI LANKA COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE Presented at 66th Session, Geneva Presented by: Thiyagi Piyadasa, Hyshyama Hamin, Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Shyamala Gomez, Anushani Alagarajah and Kumudini Samuel, on behalf activists and organizations (listed in page 4) working on women’s civil, political, socio-cultural and economic rights in rural and urban parts of Sri Lanka. Madam … Continue reading SRI LANKA: COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE
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