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Press Briefing: civil society report on Provincial Council Election System

At a press briefing this morning a committee comprising of civil society presented a report of recommendations in review of the provincial council election system. The report is a result of several drawbacks that are, at present, looming over the provincial councils act and the electoral system. It was emphasised that consultations for the report … Continue reading Press Briefing: civil society report on Provincial Council Election System

Statement about progress of petition filed against ‘liquor ban’, by women’s group and 16 individual petitioners

9 July 2018 The Supreme Court today, in an unanimous order, granted Petitioners, Women and Media Collective (WMC), Women’s Education and Research Centre(WERC), and the Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR), and 16 other individual female petitioners, leave to proceed with their petition challenging the constitutionality of the recent Gazette notification which restricts women’s rights to … Continue reading Statement about progress of petition filed against ‘liquor ban’, by women’s group and 16 individual petitioners

Trafficking-in- Persons, data, information collection and reporting system in Sri Lanka

An effective data, information collection and reporting system for ‘Trafficking- In- Persons’ (TIP) is being formulated by the Women and Media Collective together with the Asia Foundation. The goal is to build an effective TIP data collection and reporting system in Sri Lanka. This system is expected to feed into the ongoing work of the … Continue reading Trafficking-in- Persons, data, information collection and reporting system in Sri Lanka

Pushing for a “feminist transformation of power” in Sri Lanka

Click here to listen to the interview The situation for women in Sri Lanka is not optimal. However, grassroots organizations, such as the Women and Media Collective, are working hard to remedy that – challenging patriarchal norms and advocating for policy change. At the UN for the Commission on the Status of Women, Programme Director … Continue reading Pushing for a “feminist transformation of power” in Sri Lanka

Rural Women Activists Share Their Biggest Successes – and Battles Ahead

Source: newsdeeply.com At the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, we speak with activists from Sri Lanka, India and the Philippines about the progress they’ve made on economic advancement for women in their communities – and the challenges that lie ahead. Sepali Kottegoda is an academic, women’s rights activist and technical adviser … Continue reading Rural Women Activists Share Their Biggest Successes – and Battles Ahead

Women’s groups meet with Elections Commissioner and Minister on quota

Members from the Women and Media Collective, the women’s resource Center in Kurunegala, Viluthu in the North and East and the women’s Development Center in Badulla met with the Elections Commissioner and the Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils, Hon. Faizer Mustapha to discuss the assurance of containing the 25% quota for women in … Continue reading Women’s groups meet with Elections Commissioner and Minister on quota

Minister responds to implementation of women’s quota

The Women and Media Collective (WMC) attended the meeting organised by the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government on the 27th of February, to discuss the implementation of the 25% quota for women in local government. WMC together with other women’s organisations in the country met with Hon. Minister Faizer Mustapa to ensure that … Continue reading Minister responds to implementation of women’s quota

Media Release: Letter to the Elections Commission, leaders of Political Parties and the Speaker of the House of Parliament

Letter to the Elections Commission, leaders of Political Parties and the Speaker of the House of Parliament DO NOT Default on Implementing the 25% Legally Binding Quota for Women We the undersigned Civil Society Organisations, including women’s groups, and women’s rights advocates are writing to call on the Chairman and Members of the Election Commission … Continue reading Media Release: Letter to the Elections Commission, leaders of Political Parties and the Speaker of the House of Parliament