Activities Politics

DAWN – Regional Training Institute

The 2nd Regional Training Institute for young feminists from South and South East Asia was organized by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), from the 16th – 22nd April 2009 in Manila, Philippines. Kumudini Samuel and Nilusha Hemasiri from WMC participated. Kumudini Samuel who was the DAWN South Asia coordinator participated as...

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Inter-generational Meeting

An intergenerational meeting of older and younger activists/feminists was held at WMC on the 23rd of March 2009. The objective of the intergenerational discussion between younger and older women was to share experiences and discuss possible strategies for dealing with common concerns of conflict, violence and impunity. The discussion was informal, interactive with many of...

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International Women’s Day 2009

WMC celebrated International Women’s Day 2009 at a meeting organized by the Praja Diriya Padanama of...

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Progress of CEDAW Shadow Report and Status of Women Report 2008 – 2009

A writers’ meeting was held on the 17th of October 2008 at WMC where all the CEDAW shadow report and SWR writers gathered to discuss the writing of the two reports. A focus group discussion was held on the 27th of February 2009 at WMC, with the participation of 09 rural women community leaders from...

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GEAR Meeting

A briefing of the Gender Architecture Reform (GEAR) of the UN system was held at the WMC on the 26th of February 2009. The objective of the discussion was to share information on the GEAR campaign and to contribute a Sri Lankan perspective to the Commission on the Status of Women session held in New...

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National Convention 2009

WMC organized a National Convention with its partner women’s organizations from the 6th – 8th February 2009 at Hotel Thilanka inKandy. A total of 41 participants from a diverse range of women’s organizations from all over the country participated. The meeting was in the form of a discussion and sharing of ideas and experiences, where...

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

September – December 2008 
 
This period saw the summarized final reports of the project from each district being presented to the Provincial Commissioner and other officials. The reports consisted of the findings of the year long observations of selected Local Councils from Kurunegala, Monaragala and Badulla.
 
In November 2008 the observers devised a District based action...

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International Human Rights Day 2008

WMC along with other non-governmental organizations participated in a rally in commemoration of Human Rights Day 2008 at the Lipton Circus. It was followed by a meeting held at the Public Library.
 
• WMC along with other Women’s Organizations, released a letter of condemnation on 03.10.2008 regarding the recent grenade attack on the residence of Mr....

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