In commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which falls on the 25th of November, the GBV Forum launched a 16 day campaign (25th November to 10th December) to end violence against women. A billboard campaign was initiated this year as well, with the GBV Forum’s 2009 theme of “WE CAN … Continue reading 16 Days of Activism
ACTFORM organized a consultation meeting on the 2nd and 3rd of October, 2009 to discuss the Migrant Rights Shadow Report and the upcoming Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD). The meeting focused on three issues; remittances, integration, and reintegration. Some of the proposals made included a formalized/official method for the investment of migrant workers’ … Continue reading Sri Lanka National Consultation on the GFMD
SLWNGOF organized a National Consultation meeting on Beijing +15 at CENWOR on 24th September 2009. This was in preparation for the 2010 review of progress towards the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and sharing the outcomes of the provisional level consultations, and to identify the successes and strategies to address challenges that remain in … Continue reading National Consultation Meeting on Beijing +15 September 2009
A series of awareness building programmes were held in Nittambuwan, Puttlam, Mathugama, Horana, Kalutara, Hambantota, Rambukkana and Kandy. They focused on the government’s decision to impose restrictions on migration of women with children below 5 years of age and familiarized the participants on the report submitted to MWC by non governmental organizations regarding the protection … Continue reading Awareness Building Programme
The Annual General Meeting of Mothers and Daughters of Lanka (MDL) was held on the 24th July, 2009.
In commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which falls on the 25th of November, the GBV Forum has launched a 16 day campaign (25th November to 10th December) to end violence against women. GBV Forum’s 2008 slogan “Violence Against Women Hurts Us All … ACT NOW – End Violence … Continue reading Bus, Sticker and White Ribbon Campaign – 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
WMC participated in the 2nd GFMD in Manila, Philippines, hosted by the Philippine Government. The theme of the event was “Protecting and Empowering Migrants for Development”. The following issues were addressed during the roundtable discussions: 1) Migration, development and human rights, 2) Secure, legal migration can achieve stronger development impacts, and 3) Policy and instituional … Continue reading Second Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
The MDL printed leaflets in Sinhala and Tamil which highlighted the demands of women as they celebrated international women’s day for 2008. The leaflet demanded that the rising cost of living affected women the most and requested that all women in Sri Lanka unite to call an end to this situation.
In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women sixteen TV and Radio messages were broadcast during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence. It was noteworthy that the messages were all relayed by men, both well-known personalities and ordinary citizens, from diverse walks of life. The aim behind this … Continue reading Media Campaign – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence
• Research on the experiences of tsunami affected women was conducted in 2006. Interviews were conducted with women in Ampara, Batticaloa, Galle, Hambantota, Matara and Trincomalee. The report will be published in September 2007.