Category: International

Commemorating Sunila: The Personal is the Political

Since the day we lost our founder, Sunila Abeysekara, in 2013, there has been an endless flow of thought and reflection on her life among all of us. An enormous sense of gratitude for her contribution to the feminist movement and her commitment towards peoples human rights is being epitomised across the world. We have … Continue reading Commemorating Sunila: The Personal is the Political

Fair hand for fair justice – Daily News

Source: Daily News When women are in government, the benefits are boundless: corruption lessens, the economy improves, and governance itself is more efficient. One would think such positive results would mean female participation in politics would be high, and ever-increasing. Unfortunately, in Sri Lanka, like elsewhere, this is hardly the case. Since 1931, Sri Lankan … Continue reading Fair hand for fair justice – Daily News

Women’s groups move to secure the 25% quota for women in Local Government

The Women and Media Collective (WMC) together with 23 Women’s organisations expressed their concern to the President, Prime Minister and the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government on the reported negotiations to reformulate the enacted 25% quota for women in Local Authorities. In order to ensure that the current provision of a 25% quota … Continue reading Women’s groups move to secure the 25% quota for women in Local Government

Rights Talk: Gender equality, women’s work and care

As part of the Commission’s International Women’s Day celebrations, please join Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins for a special International Women’s Day RightsTalk on gender equality and women’s work and care on the 2nd March 2017. This IWD RightsTalk will explore the recognition of unpaid care and domestic work that remains the burden of women … Continue reading Rights Talk: Gender equality, women’s work and care

SRI LANKA: COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE

SRI LANKA COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE Presented at 66th Session, Geneva Presented by: Thiyagi Piyadasa, Hyshyama Hamin, Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Shyamala Gomez, Anushani Alagarajah and Kumudini Samuel, on behalf activists and organizations (listed in page 4) working on women’s civil, political, socio-cultural and economic rights in rural and urban parts of Sri Lanka. ——— … Continue reading SRI LANKA: COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE