WMC organized a roundtable discussion on Women, Peace and Security in Sri Lanka, Using the framework on of the Un Security Council Resolution 1325 and 1820. A Senior Programme Associate at the International Women’s Tribune Centre also shared her experiences at the meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss on the current peace … Continue reading Roundtable discussion on Women, Peace and Security in Sri Lanka
Recently, the Women and Media Collective facilitated a consultation meeting on the CEDAW Shadow Report at CENWOR, on the 03rd of August 2009. The meeting was attended by over 50 participants from WMC’s network organizations based in Colombo and the Suburbs. At the meeting, the chapters compiled under the 2002-2009 Shadow Report were presented and … Continue reading Consultation meeting on the CEDAW Shadow Report
A meeting was held inJaffnawith the objective of increasing women’s political participation in local level decision-making bodies. It was organized by Vilithu and Women’s Development Centre,Jaffnain collaboration with Women and Media Collective and sponsored by the UNDP. 50 women participated in this event including women activists contesting in the Jaffna Municipal Council election. Some of the … Continue reading Consultative Forum on Increasing Women’s Political Participation at the local level in Sri Lanka
The Women and Media Collective undertook a Research Study with the support from International Alert to map Women’s Peace Activism in Sri Lanka for the strategic implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325. The project involved identifying women’s groups and women’s peace initiatives in Sri Lanka, conducting a mapping of the selected group of … Continue reading Publication : Strategic Mapping of Women’s Peace Activism in Sri Lanka
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)
On the 08th July 2009, activists from a number of well known women’s organizations inColomboparticipated in “Women Together”, a meeting at WMC. The meeting was facilitated by the Muslim Women’s Research and Action Forum (MWRAF) and WMC. A total of 24 women participated in the meeting.
A number of women for civil society organizations issued a media statement to all media institutions condemning the abduction of journalist Krishni Ifham on the 24th of June 2009.
On the 24th June, 2009 women activists from a number of women’s organizations in Sri Lanka participated at a meeting organized by WMC. A total of 30 women from organizations participated at the meeting. The meeting was in the form of a discussion and sharing of ideas and experiences, where all participants discussed a number … Continue reading Meeting with Women’s Groups