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.
Who we are This project understands the concept of women, peace and security in the larger gender equality framework, which includes, UNSC Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960; the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the MDGs. It is also … Continue reading Women Claiming Rights
Published by DAWN. The Sri Lankan component was researched by WMC and the entire research was edited and coordinated by WMC Director Kumudini Samuel. Open publication – Free publishing – More dawn
WMC marked International Peace Day on the 21st of September 2008 by sponsoring several television and radio musical programs to broadcast peace songs. The songs were broadcast in the following channels. Derana TV – Peace Day Musical Program Swarnavahini – Hada Randi Paya Sinhala Commercial Service – FM 93.3, 106.9, 96.9 Thendral FM – FM 104.8, … Continue reading International Peace Day 2008