Category: Gender & Politics

Call for more women in parliament – The Sunday Leader

Source: The Sunday Leader At a time when the Prime Minster has assured that women’s representation in the local government level will be increased by giving nomination to women up to 25%, some political parties keep complaining about women not coming forward and women not being capable enough to engage in politics and secure votes. … Continue reading Call for more women in parliament – The Sunday Leader

Press Conference: Ensuring a 30% increase for women at Local Government

Women and Media Collective held a press briefing on the 8th of September 2015 to demand for a 30% increase in women’s political representation at Local Government. Compared with the rest of South Asia, Sri Lanka is in an unfortunate position when considering women’s representation in politics. Local Government is the first step in entering … Continue reading Press Conference: Ensuring a 30% increase for women at Local Government

Campaign for Sound National Policies

A press briefing on the Campaign for Sound National Policies was held yesterday at the Organisation of Professional Associations in Colombo. Dr. Sepali Kottegoda, Executive Director of Women and Media Collective (WMC) was on the panel that discussed the proposed 35 Ministry Cabinet under the 19th Amendment and the proposed ministry clustering for an enhanced … Continue reading Campaign for Sound National Policies

2015 ජූලි 09 දින රිවිර පුවත්පතේ පළ කර තිබු ‘දවසේ ටොක්ක’ කාටූනයට විරෝධය දැක්වීම

2015 ජූලි 09 වන දින රිවිර පුවත්පතේ පළ කර තිබු කැමිලස් විසින් අදින ලද ‘දවසේ ටොක්ක’ කාටූනය පිළිබඳව කාන්තාව හා මාධ්‍ය සාමූහිකයේ අප‍්‍රසාදය හා විරෝධය මෙයින් පළ කරමු. අපේ රටේ සමස්ත ජනගහනයෙන් 52%ක් වන ස්තී‍්‍රන්, මෙරට ජන්දදායකයින්ගෙන් 56%ක් ද වෙයි. එහෙත් මෙරට, දේශපාලන තීන්දු තීරණ ගන්නා මණ්ඩලවල ස්තී‍්‍රන්ට හිමි වී තිබෙන්නේ ඉතාමත් අඩු ස්ථානයකි. 1931 … Continue reading 2015 ජූලි 09 දින රිවිර පුවත්පතේ පළ කර තිබු ‘දවසේ ටොක්ක’ කාටූනයට විරෝධය දැක්වීම

Media Breifing: Women’s political representation

As President Maitripala Sirisena’s draft of the 20th Amendment is scheduled to be presented to the cabinet today a special media briefing on the representation of women in politics was organised by the Women and Media Collective yesterday, 3rd of June, in Colombo. Followed by continued campaigning by women’s groups in the country a provision … Continue reading Media Breifing: Women’s political representation

Discussion on the 20th Amendment to the constitution with CAFFE, Sri Lanka

The Women and Media Collective together with other women’s organisations have been campaigning to increase the representation of women at local, provincial and national level for over 15 years. The current electoral reform process, which is a measure to strengthen representative democracy, should provide an opportunity to increase women’s representation in the Parliament of Sri … Continue reading Discussion on the 20th Amendment to the constitution with CAFFE, Sri Lanka

Political Representation of Women: Ensuring 25% Increase

RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY WOMEN’S GROUPS TO THE 20TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION CURRENTLY UNDER DISCUSSION Women in Sri Lanka have had the right to vote from as early as 1931, but very little opportunity to become the people’s elected political representatives—in either Parliament or in Provincial or Local Government. This fact has been highlighted worldwide … Continue reading Political Representation of Women: Ensuring 25% Increase

Training of Trainers manual on leadership for women in Trade Unions of Sri Lanka

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