Representations were made with the NGO Shadow Report before the CEDAW Committee with special focus in the areas of political representation, legal reform and conflict recovery. The Committee called for a follow up report in these areas in 2 years.
WMC representative is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Labour Migration Policy. We have proposed district level committees involving local government bodies, divisional secretariats and community organizations to initiate better linkages for implementation of aspects of the policy. Discussions are being held between the Committee, the Foreign Employment Bureau and the Ministry, the … Continue reading Advocacy for translating migrant worker policy into law and its enforcement
WMC carried out campaigns for the Local Government Election of 2011 in order to increase nominations for women and then to vote for a woman (see Media page for campaign details). A total of 181 women were put forward by WMC and 72 were successful in receiving nominations for the upcoming local government election. Out of … Continue reading Local Government Election 2011
The Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) organized a press conference in October 2011 with government officials in order to discuss the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Workers and the current state of Sri Lankan women migrant workers.
This research is currently ongoing. While it is still too early to determine the outcome or impact of this research, it must be noted that there is online casino already an element of awareness raising no issues relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI) in the process of conducting the interviews.
On 16th September, a National Consultation on the CEDAW COs was held at Renuka Hotel, Colombo. It was attended by almost 70 participants from NGOs and CBOs from 12 districts (Colombo, Puttalam, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Monaragala, Polonnaruwa, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Galle, Gampaha, Trincomalee, & Hambantota). The purpose of this consultation was to share the CEDAW COs … Continue reading National Consultation on CEDAW Concluding Observations
Since May 2011, the WMC initiated a discussion with NCW on the importance of conducting a meeting to discuss strategies to implement the CEDAW Concluding Observations at the national level. The NCW agreed to hold a meeting with various government officials and was willing to invite selected NGOs as well in order to make it … Continue reading Meeting with National Committee on Women (NCW) – Consultation with the CEDAW Concluding Observations
On 16th August, the Mothers & Daughters of Lanka a network of progressive women’s organizations conducted a members meeting, particularly with the aim of disseminating the Concluding Observations and discussing future strategies.
Following on from the ‘Global Consultation on the Application of Women’s Human Rights framework on the issues of Women in Conflict Situations’ held in Colombo in October 2010, the Colombo Group which includes WMC continued to work closely with the CEDAW Committee assisting with the elaboration of a General Recommendation to CEDAW on women and … Continue reading International Advocacy for CEDAW General Recommendation on Armed Conflict and Women
As part of a project to increase the percentage of nominations and votes for women in the upcoming Local Government elections, WMC held several meetings with members of political parties in order to advocate the political parties and party leaders to nominate more women for the upcoming local government election. Another objective was to discuss … Continue reading Meetings with members of political parties