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CEDAW training for local women’s organizations in the context of conflict and post-war Sri lanka

CEDAW training for local women’s organizations in the context of conflict and post-war Sri lanka

A 5 day Residential Training was held in Colombo, on the use of CEDAW and UNSCR 1325 for information gathering and documentation purposes in relation to issues faced by women affected by the conflict. The training was conducted by WMC and IWRAW-AP and was attended by 20 participants (4 each from 5 partner organizations) from...

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Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse

Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse

A demonstration was held on the 20th of July 2012 at Lipton Circus, Town Hall, Colombo. It was convened by Kamini M. Vitarana and women gathered to protest the current spate of incidents of violence against women and children, remarks by the police that this is “the fault of the parents” and the inability of...

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Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections

Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections

Changing Minds | EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN POLITICS Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections WMC, in partnership with five other women’s organizations, carried out a project to increase nominations for women candidates at the 2011 local government elections. A discussion was held on the 22nd of June 2012, in order to share the...

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Vote for a Woman Campaign

Vote for a Woman Campaign

On national level, the campaign consisted of newspaper, television and radio advertisements and also a hoarding. Newspaper advertisements – Two advertisements were published in Sinhala and Tamil newspapers from the 8th – 15th March. Television advertisements 
- This campaign went on for one week with Sinhala advertisements (http://youtu.be/vQClplKA5JQ) broadcast on Swarnawahini, ITN and Sirasa TV and...

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Where are the women in Local Government?

Where are the women in Local Government?

Despite an extremely favourable Human Development Index (HDI) for women, women’s representation in elected political bodies in Sri Lanka is abysmally low. It is 5.8% in parliament, 4.1% in provincial councils and only 1.8% in local government. Nominations for women by the major political parties have remained almost stagnant in the last 50 years and...

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Press conference with women candidates from Kurunegala for Local Government Election 2011

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Press conference with women candidates from Galle for Local Government Election 2011

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Press conference with women candidates from Badulla for Local Government Election 2011

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