Category: Economic Rights

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants meets members of ACTFORM and WMC

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, visited Sri Lanka from 19 to 26 May 2014 to assess the human rights situation of Sri Lankans migrating abroad for work, and the related recruitment practices. During Mr. Crépeau’s eight-day mission to the country, he met with regional members of the … Continue reading United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants meets members of ACTFORM and WMC

ACTFORM Gampaha District Committee Meetings

At the Gampaha District Committee meetings hosted by Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM), Women and Media Collective (WMC) and the Diriyata Saviya Womens organisation 13 government representatives, NGO workers and Women’s rights activists were brought together to discuss the National Action Plan for migrant workers. The meeting concluded with a decision to conduct research … Continue reading ACTFORM Gampaha District Committee Meetings

Media Statement: Government should invest in providing long-term childcare to families of women employed overseas

The Women and Media Collective is very concerned that the recently issued circular of the Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare requires prospective women migrants to provide information on their family background and evidence of adequate childcare arrangements as a condition for leaving for employment overseas. WMC recognizes this as an infringement of a … Continue reading Media Statement: Government should invest in providing long-term childcare to families of women employed overseas

May Day 2013 – Trade Unions highlight the rights of women workers

This year, Sri Lankan Trade Unions highlighted the Rights of Women Workers as part of the issues that were raised in the workers’ rallies on May 1st. A number of Trade Union women members were raising banners and placards focusing on women workers’ rights in Sri Lanka, including members of the Government Nursing Officer’s Association … Continue reading May Day 2013 – Trade Unions highlight the rights of women workers