On 23rd January 2006, the Sri Lanka Women for Peace and Democracy (SLWPD) held its second peace vigil at the Vavuniya Town, to coincide with Norwegian Facilitator Erik Solheim’s visit to Jaffna. However, due to security reasons which came up as a result of a major attack at Adampan on Saturday 21st January, they were … Continue reading Peace Vigil to coincide with Norwegian Facilitator’s visit to Jaffna
In December 2005, the Sri Lankan Women for Peace and Democracy (SLWPD), a group of women’s organizations facilitate by the Women and Media Collective launched a peace campaign on the theme “Life not Death; Peace not War,” demanding that the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE resume negotiations and call for an end to … Continue reading Peace Campaign – “Life not Death; Peace Not War”
National Consultation on the outcomes of the meetings held ten years after the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing + 10 meetings).
National Consultation with SLWNGOF national networks on the implementation of the BPFA and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The consultation report was shared at the South Asia Consultation on Beijing + 10 in Kathmandu, Nepal where further key areas of concern for South Asia were identified, and … Continue reading 2004-2005
A series of Sinhala and Tamil television programmes on the issues faced by Tsunami affected women were telecast on Channel Eye and TNL in July 2005. Topics discussed included female participation on decision making, right to land, domestic violence and violence against women, livelihood, and conflict, peace and the tsunami.
The SLWNGOF was part of the lobby by women’s organizations to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Electoral Reform in 2003 in Sri Lanka, which called for special temporary measures to ensure women’s participation and representation in political and decision-making in Sri Lanka.
SLWNGOF was actively involved in information dissemination, promoting and implementing the BPFA in Sri Lanka and in South Asia, in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). It also consulted with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) to assess the post Beijing Conference processes.
The SLWNGOF was nominated for an award for social advertising from the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM). The advertisement on which the nomination was received was on domestic violence, and was part of a broader SLWNGOF national media campaign.