Category: Women’s Representation

Media Campaign for increasing women’s participation at the 2010 Parliamentary Election

WMC organized an extensive media campaign in order to raise awareness about the limited representation of women in the Sri Lankan political arena and to increase women’s participation at the 2010 Parliamentary Election. Newspaper advertisementswere published in leading Sinhala, Tamil and English language newspapers highlighting the fact that although 52% of the country’s population consists of … Continue reading Media Campaign for increasing women’s participation at the 2010 Parliamentary Election

Media Briefing on Increasing Women’s Participation at the 2010 Parliamentary Election

A media briefing was held on the 17th of February 2010 where all party representatives addressed the media on issues related to women’s representation at elections and in particular about increasing the number of women nominations for the upcoming parliamentary election. Some of the speakers at the event included Western Provincial Council MPs Ashoka Lankathilake … Continue reading Media Briefing on Increasing Women’s Participation at the 2010 Parliamentary Election

Strengthening Governance and Increasing Women’s Representation in Local Government (Kurunegala, Monaragala, Badulla)

January – June 2009 WMC launched this project in 2007 and it was continued in the following years with the same objectives of increasing women’s knowledge of local government, building their capacity to contest local government elections, helping them enable good governance, etc. The observation teams continued the monitoring of selected Local Councils in Kurunegala, … Continue reading Strengthening Governance and Increasing Women’s Representation in Local Government (Kurunegala, Monaragala, Badulla)

Strengthening Governance and Increasing Women’s Representation in Local Government (Kurunegala, Monaragala, Badulla)

September – December 2008 
 
This period saw the summarized final reports of the project from each district being presented to the Provincial Commissioner and other officials. The reports consisted of the findings of the year long observations of selected Local Councils from Kurunegala, Monaragala and Badulla.
 
In November 2008 the observers devised a District based action … Continue reading Strengthening Governance and Increasing Women’s Representation in Local Government (Kurunegala, Monaragala, Badulla)