A meeting to discuss the Local Authorities Elections Amendment Act within the purview of the newly introduced provisions for women’s representation in Local Government was organised by the Women and Media Collective, on Friday 6th of October 2017. The new electoral system and the 25% quota allocation for women were discussed at length among women … Continue reading Discussion on LA Act. – 25% quota for women
When the Ministry of Foreign Employment in Sri Lanka introduced the Family Background Report (FBR) it withdrew the rights of many women, with children below the ages of five, to seek employment abroad. Caring for children is a shared responsibility by both the mother and father. And although many in society don’t accept this concept, … Continue reading A fathers responsibility
The following proposal was submitted by women’s rights activists and groups for the 2018 national budget. The proposal, submitted to the Ministry of Finance, identifies strategies for gender responsive budgeting. Click here to download the proposal
highlighting the need for comprehensive sexuality education, especially for young people. Click on this link to view the video.
පළාත් පාලන ආයතන තුළ ස්ත්රීන්ගේ නියෝජනය 25%කින් වැඩිකරන බවට රජය විසින් පොරොන්දුවක් ලබාදෙන ලදී. ඒ අනුව පසුගිය කාලය පුරා මේ ඉල්ලීම තහවුරු කරගැනීම පිණිස අප කාන්තා ක්රියාකාරිනියන් විසින් අදාළ දේශපාලන නායකයින් සමඟ සාකච්ඡාවට ද ලක්කරන ලදී. පසුගිය අගෝස්තු 25 වන දින පළාත් පාලන ආයතන ඡන්ද විමසීම් සංශෝධන පනත සම්මතවීමත් සමඟ ඒ පිළිබඳ කාන්තාව සහ මාධ්ය … Continue reading Comments on the Amended Local Authorities Elections Act (Sinhala)
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
Dr. Sepali Kottegoda of WMC, was on the opening plenary on the 14th of July, 2017, at the South Asia Women’s Fund (SAWF) Regional Feminist Movements in Kathmandu, Nepal. She discussed the current global and regional political climate and its impact on women’s rights organisations. Renu Rajbandani (Nepal), Sara Hossain (Bangladesh), Huma (India), and Farida … Continue reading SAWF Regional Meeting
By Sharanya Sekaram The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder platform that facilitates the discussion of public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. From the 16th to the 18th of May, the Sri Lanka Internet Governance Forum convened for the second time in Colombo. Hosted by the Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter, in 2016 … Continue reading EROTICS: Women’s Internet Governance Forum Sri Lanka 2017: A Reflection
The month of March is Women’s History Month which coincides with International Women’s Day. Thus in celebration of IWD 2017, we are featuring some of the most remarkable women from Sri Lanka. These info-graphics are profiles of women and their contributions to society and to the feminist movement. Women’s history month is an annual declared … Continue reading Women’s History Month on IWD 2017
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.