Category: Gender and Work

Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

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

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