The Women and Media Collective together with other women’s organisations have been campaigning to increase the representation of women at local, provincial and national level for over 15 years. The current electoral reform process, which is a measure to strengthen representative democracy, should provide an opportunity to increase women’s representation in the Parliament of Sri … Continue reading Discussion on the 20th Amendment to the constitution with CAFFE, Sri Lanka
RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY WOMEN’S GROUPS TO THE 20TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION CURRENTLY UNDER DISCUSSION Women in Sri Lanka have had the right to vote from as early as 1931, but very little opportunity to become the people’s elected political representatives—in either Parliament or in Provincial or Local Government. This fact has been highlighted worldwide … Continue reading Political Representation of Women: Ensuring 25% Increase
Women’s rights groups from all parts of Sri Lanka made it happen on the streets of Colombo to mark International Women’s Day 2015. On the 9th of March, women’s groups were demanding for an increase in political representation for women by introducing at least a 25% quota in all political bodies and to establish an … Continue reading IWD 2015: International Women’s Day March
මීළඟ පළාත් පාලන ආයතන ජන්දය මිශ්ර ක්රමයකට පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත බැවින් පළාත් පාලන ආයතන ජන්ද විමසීම් (සංශෝධන) පනතට, ස්තී්රන්ට 25%ක ආසන වෙන්කිරීමක් සිදුකරන ලෙසට සංශෝධන ගෙන එන ලෙස දේශපාලන පක්ෂවලින් ඉල්ලා සිටීම. පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණවලදී නාමයෝජනා ලබාදීමේ දී හා ප්රසාද ආසන ලබාදීමේ දී ස්තී්ර පුරුෂ සමාජභාවීය සමතුලිතාවයකින් යුතුව ආසන වෙන්කරන මෙන් දේශපාලන පක්ෂවලින් ඉල්ලා සිටීම. දේශපාලනයේ … Continue reading දේශපාලනයේ ස්ත්රි නියෝජනය වැඩි කිරීම සඳහා ස්ත්රින්ගේ ඉල්ලීම
The recently concluded 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence global campaign in Sri Lanka was a unitary effort by members of the GBV Forum. During the 16 days the Gender Based Violence Forum or GBV Forum had organised several activities and events in the country for the year 2014. The online campaign in … Continue reading 16 Days of Activism against GBV 2014 campaign
Women and Media Collective would like to congratulate the newly appointed women ministers in Sri Lanka, Chandani Bandara, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Vijeyakala Maheshwaran, Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs, Thalatha Athukorala, Minister of Foreign Employment, Rosy Senanayake, Minister of Children’s Affairs and Anoma Gamage, Deputy Minister of Irrigation. We take this opportunity to encourage you … Continue reading While we congratulate the newly appointed women ministers we too are vigilant of the 100 days programme
Sixteen days of activism against Gender Violence is an annual international campaign which takes place from the 25th November to the 10th of December. Last year women’s organizations from the North and Eastern parts of Sri Lanka contributed to the 16 days of activism against Gender Violence by initially highlighting reported incidents of sexual violence … Continue reading Statement: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence 2013
A number of May Day celebrations organised by Women’s Trade Unions took place this year across Sri Lanka. Click on picture to enlarge.