Gender & Politics

TV Campaign on Women’s Political Participation

WMC with the support of Women Defining Peace (WDP) coordinated the broadcasting of a TV campaign for a quota for women in political institutions as part of the We Women campaign.Two TV spots were produced in August 2008 Sinhala advertisements were telecasted on Derana TV and Sirasa TV, while the Tamil advertisements were telecasted on...

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Strengthening Governance and Increasing Women’s Representation in Local Government (Kurunegala, Monaragala, Badulla)

May – August 2008 WMC launched this project in 2007 and it was continued in 2008 with the same objectives of increasing women’s knowledge of local government, building their capacity to contest local government elections, helping them enable good governance, etc. The observation teams continued the monitoring of selected Local Councils in Kurunegala, Monaragala and...

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People’s SAARC

The South Asian People’s Assembly (People’s SAARC 2008) was held in Colombo on July 18, 19 and 20 at the Viharamahadevi Park. Sine 1993, there has been a regular and ongoing process of collaboration, discussion, strategizing and action across South Asia parallel to the meeting of heads of government of the South Asian Association for...

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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) NGO Alternative Report

The WMC is currently in the process of drafting the NGO Alternative Report to the CEDAW Committee in consultation with the Center for Women’s Research, Suriya Women’s Development Centre, Batticaloa, INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre and other members belonging to the WMC...

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Submission of the Migrant Rights NGO Shadow Report titled “The Sri Lanka NGO Shadow Report on the International Convention on the Protection of the rights of all Migrant Workers and their families,” to the Committee on Migrant Workers.

The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families was ratified by Sri Lanka in 1996. This Convention entered into force in 2003. In April 2008 the Sri Lankan Government, as part of its obligation under this Convention submitted the First Periodic Country Report to the...

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Consultation on Strategic Mapping of Women’s Peace Activism in Sri Lanka

The Women and Media Collective undertook a Research Study to map Women’s Peace Activism in Sri Lanka for the strategic implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325. The study was conducted with the support from International Alert. The project involved identifying women’s groups and women’s peace initiatives in Sri Lanka, conducting a mapping of...

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Awareness Raising Workshop – Buttala


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Awareness Raising Workshop – Bandarawela


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