WMC Director Dr. Sepali Kottegoda spoke at the National Conference on “The Role of Women in Reconciliation” on the 23rd of July 2012. Her presentation Do Women play a role in Sri Lanka’s ‘Reconciliation’?: Gender dynamics in the transition from war to peace can be found below. Photo from http://www.kadirgamarinstitute.lk/
WMC has issued a media statement on the recent spate of incidents of violence against women and children. We urge state institutions such as the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Child Development, the Ministry of Justice, the Child Protection Authority and the Department of Police to act immediately to stop this wave of violence against women and children. … Continue reading Media Statement on the Incidence of Sexual Violence against Women and Children
A number of women for civil society organizations issued a media statement to all media institutions condemning the abduction of journalist Krishni Ifham on the 24th of June 2009.
WMC published a report on strengthening governance and increasing women’s representation in Local Government in Badulla.
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. … Continue reading International Human Rights Day 2008
WMC and the Social Scientists’ Association have published an article in honour of Caroline Anthony Pillai who celebrated her 100th birthday on the 8th of October. She was a founding member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) as well as an active participant of the Ceylonese nationalist movement of the 1930’s.
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 … Continue reading 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.