Category: Local

Press Briefing: civil society report on Provincial Council Election System

At a press briefing this morning a committee comprising of civil society presented a report of recommendations in review of the provincial council election system. The report is a result of several drawbacks that are, at present, looming over the provincial councils act and the electoral system. It was emphasised that consultations for the report … Continue reading Press Briefing: civil society report on Provincial Council Election System

Statement about progress of petition filed against ‘liquor ban’, by women’s group and 16 individual petitioners

9 July 2018 The Supreme Court today, in an unanimous order, granted Petitioners, Women and Media Collective (WMC), Women’s Education and Research Centre(WERC), and the Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR), and 16 other individual female petitioners, leave to proceed with their petition challenging the constitutionality of the recent Gazette notification which restricts women’s rights to … Continue reading Statement about progress of petition filed against ‘liquor ban’, by women’s group and 16 individual petitioners

‘‘මගේ අදහස්, ස්ත‍්‍රී විමුක්තිය යනු සමාජ, ආර්ථික දේශපාලන අරගලයෙන් වියෝවූවක් නොවෙයි’’

‘‘මගේ අදහස්, ස්ත‍්‍රී විමුක්තිය යනු සමාජ, ආර්ථික දේශපාලන අරගලයෙන් වියෝවූවක් නෙවෙයි’’ – මාලා දසනායක (1947-2017) දශක පහකට වඩා සමාජ කි‍්‍රයාකාරිනියක් සහ ස්ත‍්‍රී කි‍්‍රයාකාරිනියක්ව කටයුතු කළ මාලා දසනායක සහෝදරිය 2017 සැප්තැම්බර් 25 දින උදෑසන සිය දිවියෙන් සමුගත්තාය. සිය ක‍්‍රියාකාරී ජීවිතයේ වැඩිමනත් ‘කාන්තා හඬ’ සංවිධානය වෙනුවෙන් කැප කළ ඇය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ස්ත‍්‍රී ව්‍යාපාරයටත්, සමාජ අරගලවලටත් ඉමහත් දායකත්වයක් ලබාදුන් … Continue reading ‘‘මගේ අදහස්, ස්ත‍්‍රී විමුක්තිය යනු සමාජ, ආර්ථික දේශපාලන අරගලයෙන් වියෝවූවක් නොවෙයි’’

Fair hand for fair justice – Daily News

Source: Daily News When women are in government, the benefits are boundless: corruption lessens, the economy improves, and governance itself is more efficient. One would think such positive results would mean female participation in politics would be high, and ever-increasing. Unfortunately, in Sri Lanka, like elsewhere, this is hardly the case. Since 1931, Sri Lankan … Continue reading Fair hand for fair justice – Daily News

Women’s groups move to secure 25% quota

The Women and Media Collective (WMC) together with 23 Women’s organisations expressed their concern to the President, Prime Minister and the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government on the reported negotiations to reformulate the enacted 25% quota for women in Local Authorities. In order to ensure that the current provision of a 25% quota … Continue reading Women’s groups move to secure 25% quota

Rights Talk: Gender equality, women’s work and care

As part of the Commission’s International Women’s Day celebrations, please join Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins for a special International Women’s Day RightsTalk on gender equality and women’s work and care on the 2nd March 2017. This IWD RightsTalk will explore the recognition of unpaid care and domestic work that remains the burden of women … Continue reading Rights Talk: Gender equality, women’s work and care

SRI LANKA: COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE

SRI LANKA COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE Presented at 66th Session, Geneva Presented by: Thiyagi Piyadasa, Hyshyama Hamin, Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Shyamala Gomez, Anushani Alagarajah and Kumudini Samuel, on behalf activists and organizations (listed in page 4) working on women’s civil, political, socio-cultural and economic rights in rural and urban parts of Sri Lanka. Madam … Continue reading SRI LANKA: COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE