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The annual Sri Lankan National Women’s activists Convention organised by the Women and Media Collective was an opportunity to revisit ‘feminist understanding of the current political dynamics in Sri Lanka’. It brought together around 40 feminists and women activists, some representing organisations while others individually, to Wadduwa from the 14 – 16 of October 2016. The … Continue reading National Women’s Convention 2016
The struggle for supporting and strengthening women’s human rights in the political, social and economical spheres is far from over. In Sri Lanka for instance various forms of discrimination and violence against women in private and public life continues to undermine the gains made in achieving relatively high social development indicators for women and girls. … Continue reading IWD 2016: Strengthening and Protecting the rights of women in Sri Lanka through the new constitution
Source: ARROW Commission on the Status of Women Sixtieth session 14-24 March 2016 Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century” Statement submitted by Asia Pacific Women’s Watch and Asian-Pacific Resource and Research … Continue reading Written Statement for the 60th Session of the CSW
The Family Background Report discriminates women due to their gender, age and marital status, said Women’s Activist and Human Rights Activist Priyadharshani Ariyarathna. She filed a public interest litigation earlier last month seeking an order to suspend the Family Background Report circular, which is a requirement for all women migrant workers. FBR should be a … Continue reading Capping women’s Economic freedom – Daily News
2015 වසරේ දී අප සමරනු ලබන්නේ 16 වන ජාත්යන්තර සංක්රමණික දිනයයි. දෙසැම්බර් 18 වන දින ජාත්යන්තර සංක්රමණික දිනය ලෙස 2000 වසරේ දී එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංගමය විසින් ප්රකාශයට පත්කරන ලදී. එදා සිට අද දක්වාම ලෝකයේ බොහෝ රටවල, විශේෂයෙන් සංක්රමණික සේවය සඳහා සේවකයින් යවන රාජ්යයන් විසින් මෙම දිනය සමරනු ලබයි. ලෝක ආර්ථිකයට වැදගත් දායකත්වයක් සංක්රමණික සේවකයින් නිසා … Continue reading සංක්රමණිකයින්ගේ අයිතිවාසිකම් තහවුරු කරමු ! 2015 දෙසැම්බර් 18 වන දින ජාත්යන්තර සංක්රමණික දිනය සමරමු !
Director of Women and Media Collective Dr. Sepali Kottegoda feels that though the number of Sri Lankan working women is higher than ever, they continue to face far too many challenges. Speaking to Benchmark’s Savithri Rodrigo, she notes that women have made forays into the labour force, political processes, and even local and national level … Continue reading Video: Gender Equality a Mixed Bag – Interview with WMC’s Executive Director
This manual was developed with feedback of 40 trade union female members of 20 trade unions who belong to the Trade Union Women United network coordinated by Women and Media Collective. The manual is available in the Sinhala and Tamil languages. Through this manual users can obtain similar levels of knowledge, attitudes and skills and … Continue reading Training of Trainers manual on leadership for women in Trade Unions of Sri Lanka