The main discussion at this committee meeting was the current activity plan of ACTFORM. At the same time the 2011 work plan was drafted. The need for a good setting in which to carry out the work was also discussed. Follow up work It was decided that two lawyers would be invited to … Continue reading ACTFORM Committee Meeting
WMC felicitated the 13 female Members of Parliament elected to the 7th Parliament of Sri Lanka from the 2010 Parliamentary Election. Minister of Child Development & Women’s Affairs Tissa Karaliyadde was Chief Guest at the event. Those felicitated included Sumedha Jayasena, Nirupama Rajapakse, Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Rosy Senanayake, Malani Fonseka, Kamala Ranatunga, Thalatha Atukorale, Sriyani Wijewickrama, … Continue reading Felicitation ceremony for the women MPs of the 7th Parliament
In Sri Lanka women constitute less than 6% of Parliament, 5% of Provincial Councils and 2% in Local Councils. These statistics are the lowest in South Asia and Sri Lanka is the only country in the region without a quota for women in Local Councils. One of the main reasons for such low representation has … Continue reading Nominations and Votes for Women
WMC and 30 other women’s organizations from around the country participated at the Women’s Convention on the 7th and 8th of January 2010, The Convention which was held in Colombo was used as a platform to discuss women’s concerns within the current political context of the country.
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 … Continue reading National Consultation Meeting on Beijing +15 September 2009
A series of awareness building programmes were held in Nittambuwan, Puttlam, Mathugama, Horana, Kalutara, Hambantota, Rambukkana and Kandy. They focused on the government’s decision to impose restrictions on migration of women with children below 5 years of age and familiarized the participants on the report submitted to MWC by non governmental organizations regarding the protection … Continue reading Awareness Building Programme
A meeting was held in Jaffna with the objective of increasing women’s political participation in local level decision-making bodies. It was organized by Vilithu and Women’s Development Centre,Jaffna in collaboration with Women and Media Collective and sponsored by the UNDP. 50 women participated in this event including women activists contesting in the Jaffna Municipal Council … Continue reading Consultative Forum on Increasing Women’s Political Participation at the local level in Sri Lanka
A number of women for civil society organizations issued a media statement to all media institutions condemning the abduction of journalist Krishni Ifham on the 24th of June 2009.
WMC organized a National Convention with its partner women’s organizations from the 6th – 8th February 2009 at Hotel Thilanka inKandy. A total of 41 participants from a diverse range of women’s organizations from all over the country participated. The meeting was in the form of a discussion and sharing of ideas and experiences, where … Continue reading National Convention 2009
WMC released a media statement protesting against the recent attack on the studio complex of the Maharajah broadcasting network.