Category: Local

Gender and leadership workshop: Trade Union Women Claiming Political Leadership

A four day residential training programme, Stepping Stones, for trade union women on gender and leadership was held in two phases on the 19th and 20th November and on the 17th and 18th December , 2013 in Colombo. The objective if this workshop was to train the trade union members as gender and leadership trainees … Continue reading Gender and leadership workshop: Trade Union Women Claiming Political Leadership

People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill

Women and Media Collective participated in the protest march organised by the People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill (PMAIEB) on the 15th of May 2013. Participants included several political parties, trade unions including Health Services Trade Unions Alliance, various civil society actors including women’s organizations and also the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA).

Radhika Coomaraswamy Receives Fondation Chirac Special Jury Prize 2012 In Paris

Originally from http://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/radhika-coomaraswamy-receives-fondation-chirac-special-jury-prize-2012-in-paris-2/ By Colombo Telegraph – On November 22nd, 2012, Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations/Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, was awarded the Special Jury Prize 2012 by the Fondation Chirac for her actions in favor of the protection of children during armed conflict in the presence of Bernadette Chirac, wife of the former French president … Continue reading Radhika Coomaraswamy Receives Fondation Chirac Special Jury Prize 2012 In Paris

France confers National Honours on Anoma Rajakaruna

Originally from http://www.ambafrance-lk.org/France-confers-National-Honours-on On october 23rd 2012, at the residence of France, HE Christine Robichon, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, conferred on Mrs. Anoma Rajakaruna, the insignia of knight in the Ordre National du Mérite. Mrs. Rajakaruna is a photographer, a poet, a writer and a film maker as well as the … Continue reading France confers National Honours on Anoma Rajakaruna