Women’s Human Rights must be at the centre of the Family Planning Summit, Civil Society Declaration June 19 2012 Center for Reproductive Rights issued a Civil Society Declaration, Women’s human rights must be at the centre of the Family Planning Summit. It was endoresed by a total of 327 signatures from over 80 countries including Sri … Continue reading Civil Society Declaration: Women’s human rights must be at the centre of the Family Planning Summit
Changing Minds | EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN POLITICS Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections WMC, in partnership with five other women’s organizations, carried out a project to increase nominations for women candidates at the 2011 local government elections. We are now organizing a discussion in order to share the experiences from this project … Continue reading Upcoming Event : Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections
Member organizations of Mothers and Daughters of Lanka (MDL) from all over the country, including WMC, organized a protest march and demonstration on the 8th of March 2012, in front of the Fort Railway Station. It focused on the challenges faced by women in the current climate of increasing cost of living and inflation.
The activity plans of the district level member organizations of ACTFORM were discussed. The leaders from the district level organizations stated that programmes to gather domestic workers together are being carried out in Gampaha, Kurunegala, Chilaw and Kandy and they stressed the need for district level workshops to be held for their benefit. … Continue reading ACTFORM Committee Meeting
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