Gender & Politics

The Quota for Women in Local Government: A pledge for parity and a parody in parliament?

The Quota for Women in Local Government: A pledge for parity and a parody in parliament?

Source: Groundviews By Chulani Kodikara The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality”. A good day to reflect on the 25% mandatory quota for women in local government passed by parliament almost exactly one month ago amidst an uproar created by members of the...

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In pictures: Constitution reforms meeting in Rathnapura

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In pictures: Constitution reforms meeting in Puttalam

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In pictures: Constitution reforms meeting in Nuwaraeliya

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Parliament’s Representation of Women: A Selective Review of Sri Lanka’s Hansards from 2005-2014

Parliament’s Representation of Women: A Selective Review of Sri Lanka’s Hansards from 2005-2014

This book launched on the 30th of January 2016, provides a ‘thick description’ of the references made to women in Parliament. In this regard, it is different to other attempts at quantifying Parliamentary discourses around women1, adopting instead a qualitative approach. While recognizing the value of quantitative research, the aim of this volume is to...

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16 Days of Activism against GBV 2015 campaign

16 Days of Activism against GBV 2015 campaign

The 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) online campaign for the year 2015 was designed to bring attention to the forms of GBV prevalent in Sri Lanka. The campaign was carried out alongside the 16 days activities that were organised on the ground, a joint effort by members of the GBV Forum....

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Women’s contribution to the new constitution making process

Women’s contribution to the new constitution making process

The Women and Media Collective organised a round of discussion on the new constitution making process and to see the possibilities where women’s groups can intervene. The Discussions were conducted in Batticaloa , Kurunegala and Colombo with the participation of women activists, civil society organization members, women affiliated to political parties, Trade union women and...

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Gaps in Sri Lanka’s reproductive health profile – ScienceDev.net

Gaps in Sri Lanka’s reproductive health profile – ScienceDev.net

Source: ScienceDev.net [COLOMBO] Sri Lanka has made significant progress on maternal and child health but falls short on critical health services for vulnerable women, sexual minorities, the country’s at-risk population and those who live in former conflict areas, say the authors of a country profile on sexual and reproductive health. This two-part report on Universal...

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