Women affiliated to trade unions in the country gathered on the 31st of July, 2014 to discuss several key prospects that will influence the future of trade union women. Thirty eight members belonging to the trade union women united group participated in this meeting to share their thoughts and exchange idea’s with Women and Media … Continue reading Trade union women meet
A residential training programme for the trade union women on engaging with the media was held on the 26th and 27th of October 2013 in Colombo. The objective of this workshop was to strengthen the trade union members’ skills in engaging with media and to provide a practical training on presenting their issues. A total … Continue reading Training Programme: Engaging with the media
A two day residential workshop on Leadership and Capacity Building was organised for the trade union women members by the women and media collective on the 7th and 8th of August 2013. Anoja Weerasinghe and her Abina Acadamy conducted the workshop for WMC. 38 participants attend this workshop. The workshop focused on exercises to build … Continue reading Leadership and Capacity Building Workshop
The introductory meeting for the Trade Union Women members was held on the 2nd of April 2013 in Colombo and the network Trade Union Women United was formed. This programme is designed to enhance Sri Lankan women trade union members’ representation within the larger political field. A one day consultation was held with a group … Continue reading Formation of Trade Union Women United
A two day residential training Programme for Trade Union women members was held on the 19th and 20th on June 2013 in Colombo. The training programme was on Trade Unions, Women Worker Rights and Skills.
Women and Media Collective participated in the protest march organised by the People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill (PMAIEB) on the 15th of May 2013. Participants included several political parties, trade unions including Health Services Trade Unions Alliance, various civil society actors including women’s organizations and also the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA).
Joining the Dots is a research that explores the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas combining UNSCR 1325, CEDAW and BPFA. The research was carried out in 6 countries in the Asia Pacific region, Fiji, Aceh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan by Asia Pacific Women’s Watch, JERA International, Australia and the Women … Continue reading Joining the Dots – Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas
This year, Sri Lankan Trade Unions highlighted the Rights of Women Workers as part of the issues that were raised in the workers’ rallies on May 1st. A number of Trade Union women members were raising banners and placards focusing on women workers’ rights in Sri Lanka, including members of the Government Nursing Officer’s Association … Continue reading May Day 2013 – Trade Unions highlight the rights of women workers
A consultation hosted by WMC with the theme “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?” was held on the 4th of April 2013 at Hotel Renuka in Colombo 03. The primary focus was to share the preliminary findings of the research that WMC conducted with Returnee Migrant women workers in … Continue reading Consultation: “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?”
International Women’s Day 2013 was celebrated in Colombo on the 8th of March under the theme of “A promise is a promise: time for action to end violence against women”. A parade from Nugegoda Weli Park to the Ananda Samarakoon Open Air Theater in Nugegoda consisted of activists, street drama, cyclists, skaters, viridu singers, etc. … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2013