Category: Legal and Policy Reforms

Progress of CEDAW Shadow Report and Status of Women Report 2008 – 2009

A writers’ meeting was held on the 17th of October 2008 at WMC where all the CEDAW shadow report and SWR writers gathered to discuss the writing of the two reports. A focus group discussion was held on the 27th of February 2009 at WMC, with the participation of 09 rural women community leaders from … Continue reading Progress of CEDAW Shadow Report and Status of Women Report 2008 – 2009

Consultation on proposing a General Recommendation on ‘Women and Armed Conflict’ to the CEDAW Committee

The WMC, in collaboration with the International Women’s Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP) held a consultative meeting to discuss the proposing of a General Recommendation on ‘Women and Armed Conflict’ to the CEDAW Committee. Ms. Shanthi Dairiam, committee member of CEDAW and former Executive Director of IWRAW-AP, facilitated this meeting. The objective of the meeting … Continue reading Consultation on proposing a General Recommendation on ‘Women and Armed Conflict’ to the CEDAW Committee

Workshop on CEDAW Shadow Report Writing

The WMC in collaboration with the International Women’s Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP) conducted a workshop on the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination (CEDAW) for the Sri Lankan CEDAW Shadow Report writers. The WMC invited Ms. Shanthi Dairiam, committee member of CEDAW and former Executive Director of IWRAW-AP, to facilitate the … Continue reading Workshop on CEDAW Shadow Report Writing