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Political Representation of Women at Local Government – Towards ensuring 30% increase

3 September 2015 Click here to read full screen or download statement Women in Sri Lanka have had the right to vote from as early as 1931, but very little opportunity to become the people’s elected political representatives—either in Parliament or in Provincial or Local Government. Therefore we welcome this government’s commitment to a 30%...

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Sunila Abeysekara, two years on…

Sunila Abeysekara, two years on…

It’s now two years two years of such great loss since Sunila left us the political change of this year are those she worked for unceasingly and it is indeed something she would have welcomes and worked to strengthen At this 2nd anniversary commemoration of her life and work we hope to look back at...

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WMC mourns the demise of Shanthi Sachithanandam

WMC mourns the demise of Shanthi Sachithanandam

Women and Media Collective mourns the demise of prominent human rights activist and Chief Executive Officer of Viluthu, Shanthi Sachithanandam as it is an irreplaceable loss not just for the women’s movement of Sri Lanka but to the nation as a whole. Shanthi was an admirable activist and inspirational woman to us all. Her relationship...

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11 women MPs a poor result for electoral reform say activists – The Sunday Times

Source: The Sunday Times A total of 556 female candidates from 21 political parties and independent groups contested the general elections but only 11 of them won seats. That is a drop of two female members from the previous 225-seat parliament that already under-represented the 52 per cent-strong female population. These 11 women represent only...

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Campaign for Sound National Policies

Campaign for Sound National Policies

A press briefing on the Campaign for Sound National Policies was held yesterday at the Organisation of Professional Associations in Colombo. Dr. Sepali Kottegoda, Executive Director of Women and Media Collective (WMC) was on the panel that discussed the proposed 35 Ministry Cabinet under the 19th Amendment and the proposed ministry clustering for an enhanced...

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Vote for Women Campaign Launch

Vote for Women Campaign Launch

The Vote for Women campaign was launched on the 5th of August to coincide with Sri Lanka’s upcoming General Elections scheduled to be held on the 17 of August 2015. There are total of 6,151 candidates from 21 political parties and independent groups competing for the 225 seats in parliament. Of the total candidates nominated,...

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WMC bids farewell to Gigi Francisco

WMC bids farewell to Gigi Francisco

We bid farewell to Gigi Francisco with a sense of deep loss and sadness. Gigi was General Co-ordinator of DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era) from 2008 to 2014 when her struggle with cancer forced her to step down. Yet, she continued to engage with us when she could particularly during last...

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To all political parties: These are our concerns

To all political parties: These are our concerns

Source: Sunday Observer Ensure women’s rights and gender equality By Women and Media Collective There are selected issues concerning the rights of women that all political parties are requested to commit to address: Independent National Commission on Women There is an urgent need to set up a strong formal institution with legal powers to address...

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