Category: politics

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 on the Death Penalty in Sri Lanka

Image: Front Page Africa To read the statement in Sinhala and Tamil click here 18 July 2018 As feminists, human rights defenders, university teachers, academics,women’s rights activists and organizations and as citizens involved in working towards the realization of the equal rights of all people, we strongly condemn any attempts by the President and others … Continue reading Statement on the Death Penalty in Sri Lanka

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

Sri Lanka consultation on CEDAW shadow report

A consultation focusing on the Sri Lanka Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LBT) shadow report, submitted to Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) at the Sixty-sixth session, was held in Wadduwa recently. The consultation brought together rights activists and members of women’s rights and LGBT organisations to discuss the contents of the report … Continue reading Sri Lanka consultation on CEDAW shadow report

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

CEDAW ඡායා වාර්තාව: ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ සමකාමී කාන්තාවන්, ද්විලිංගික කාන්තාවන් සහ සංක්‍රාන්ති සමාජභාවී පුද්ගලයන්ට එරෙහි වෙනස් කොට සැලකීම.

CEDAW ඡායා වාර්තාව: ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ සමකාමී කාන්තාවන්, ද්විලිංගික කාන්තාවන් සහ සංක්‍රාන්ති සමාජභාවී පුද්ගලයන්ට එරෙහි වෙනස් කොට සැලකීම 2018 පෙබරවාරි මස 13 සිට මාර්තු මස 03 දක්වා ස්විස්ටර්ලන්තයේ ජිනීවා නුවර පැවති කාන්තාවන්ට එරෙහි සියලූ‍ ආකාරයේ වෙනස් කොට සැලකීම් මුලිනුපුටා දැමීම සඳහා වන කමිටුවේ (CEDAW) 66 වන සැසි වාරයට ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලදී. ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ, කාන්තාව සහ මාධ්‍ය … Continue reading CEDAW ඡායා වාර්තාව: ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ සමකාමී කාන්තාවන්, ද්විලිංගික කාන්තාවන් සහ සංක්‍රාන්ති සමාජභාවී පුද්ගලයන්ට එරෙහි වෙනස් කොට සැලකීම.

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