Activities SLWNGOF

A New Sri Lanka for Women: establishing an Independent Women’s Commission

A New Sri Lanka for Women: establishing an Independent Women’s Commission

Petition The establishment of an Independent Women’s Commission was first proposed by women activists and advocates as far back as 1991. Since then a number of proposals have been made by successive governments to statutorily establish such a Commission. In 2003, the United National Front government, headed by the UNP, drafted a Women’s Rights Bill....

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National Consultation Meeting on Beijing +15
September 2009

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...

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The SLWNGOF co-hosted the Women’s Consultation for the 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) with the Women and Media Collective and the Community Forum for the 8th ICAAP, bringing together women from across the country.

The SLWNGOF submitted a letter of protest on the banning of women with children under five...

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The SLWNGOF was the key women’s organization which, through a consultative process nationally sent in its recommendations for the proposed reforms of the UN in relation to the Gender Equality...

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National Consultation on the outcomes of the meetings held ten years after the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing + 10...

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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...

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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...

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1996 – 2001 

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...

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