Category: Women’s Representation

Don’t think of me as a woman: An election story from the margins.

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies together with Women and Media Collective is pleased to invite you to the launch of the film by Chulani Kodikara and Velayudan Jayachithra in celebration of International Women’s Day 2014 on 6th March 2014 at 4.30 p.m at ICES Auditorium, Colombo. All are welcome for the screening and discussion … Continue reading Don’t think of me as a woman: An election story from the margins.

Gender and leadership workshop: Trade Union Women Claiming Political Leadership

A four day residential training programme, Stepping Stones, for trade union women on gender and leadership was held in two phases on the 19th and 20th November and on the 17th and 18th December , 2013 in Colombo. The objective if this workshop was to train the trade union members as gender and leadership trainees … Continue reading Gender and leadership workshop: Trade Union Women Claiming Political Leadership

Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections

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. A discussion was held on the 22nd of June 2012, in order to share the … Continue reading Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections

Upcoming Event : Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections

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

Where are the women in Local Government?

Despite an extremely favourable Human Development Index (HDI) for women, women’s representation in elected political bodies in Sri Lanka is abysmally low. It is 5.8% in parliament, 4.1% in provincial councils and only 1.8% in local government. Nominations for women by the major political parties have remained almost stagnant in the last 50 years and … Continue reading Where are the women in Local Government?