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Women’s groups move to secure the 25% quota for women in Local Government

Women’s groups move to secure the 25% quota for women in Local Government

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...

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ACTFORM Training of Trainers Manual

ACTFORM Training of Trainers Manual

A rights based training manual was developed by the Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) in consultation with the training department of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE). Currently the SLBFE has 19 training centres and trainers from each department were brought in for the training of trainer’s (TOT) programme. The TOT manual,...

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ACTFORM capacity building initiative

To strengthen the capacity of government officials for the protection and promotion of the rights of women migrant workers and their families the Action Network for Migrant Workers or ACTFORM met with government representatives, members of civil society and the media on the 22nd of September 2015 in Nittambuwa. Through this meeting ACTFORM hopes to...

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ACTFORM meets Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala

ACTFORM meets Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala

The Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) met with the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala to discuss the current status of women migrant workers and the measures that need to be taken to further improve their status at home and abroad. This was the first meeting between Sri Lanka’s ACTFORM network and...

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University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC

University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC

A group of human rights law students from the University of Colombo and the Gallatin School, New York visited Women and Media Collective to learn more about WMC’s role in addressing women’s rights issues in Sri Lanka and its applicability in achieving gender equality. Women in politics, women in trade unions, migrant workers rights and...

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IWD 2015: International Women’s Day March

IWD 2015: International Women’s Day March

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...

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Celebrating International Migrants Day 2014

The 15th Annual International Migrants Day was celebrated by the Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) and Women and Media Collective (WMC) in Colombo at the Mahaveli Centre. As the country prepares for the 2015 presidential elections ACTFORM reminds us that migrant workers are deprived of their voting privileges. Being one of the larger foreign...

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Transforming Lives

This research study looks at thirty returnee migrant women. This study attempts to identify problems and prospects of settling back and reintegration of returnee migrant workers. The study found that return and reintegration differed widely for different groups of returnees depending on their own characteristics as well as depending on their own characteristics as well...

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