Yesterday was the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances and in commemoration Right to Life organised a meeting for the families of the disappeared in Colombo. Around 300 family members, mostly women, of the disappeared gathered at the Viharamahadevi park. While they welcomed the Office of the Missing Persons the event also highlighted … Continue reading International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
The search is on for 1,000,000 women from all over the world whose stories will be uploaded to the WikiPeaceWomen website. The idea is to call international attention to the vital role played by women from all walks of life in challenging harmful established social/cultural boundaries, institutions and ideologies and in creating and promoting peace … Continue reading Call for nominations: WikiPeaceWomen website
Under the banner ‘Empowering women headed households – A building block in the reconciliation process’ a national conference for women headed households took place on the 10th December 2015 at the BMICH. Viluthu, Centre for Human Resource Development in partnership with FLICT organised this event which brought together women headed households from the North and … Continue reading A national conference for Women Headed Households
A large gathering attended the Veediye Virodaya movement protest also known as the Black Protest at the Colombo Fort railway station on the 10th of July 2015. Some of the demands made at the protest were for clean politics and good governance. Several women leaders from civil society organisations that spoke at the protest highlighted … Continue reading ‘Veediye Virodaya’ protest
Women Claiming Rights: Using normative frameworks of UNSCR 1325 & CEDAW
This report is based on a three-year research project on gender in peacebuilding, which involved field research in four countries (Burundi, Colombia, Nepal and Uganda), with a thematic focus on four areas of peacebuilding: • access to justice (including formal, informal, traditional and transitional justice); • economic recovery (especially of ex-combatants and of returnee populations … Continue reading Gender Rethinking, Gender Peacebuilding 2014
Study on Women Affected by Conflict in Post War Sri Lanka: Selected cases of Marginalisation and Poverty, Female Headed Households, Female Ex-Combatants, Land Rights and Domestic Violence.
Postcards on women, peace and security – UNSCR 1325
A report on the stakeholder meeting which was held regarding land rights for women affected by war, 1st October 2013.