Category: Gender & Politics

CEDAW training for local women’s organizations in the context of conflict and post-war Sri lanka

A 5 day Residential Training was held in Colombo, on the use of CEDAW and UNSCR 1325 for information gathering and documentation purposes in relation to issues faced by women affected by the conflict. The training was conducted by WMC and IWRAW-AP and was attended by 20 participants (4 each from 5 partner organizations) from … Continue reading CEDAW training for local women’s organizations in the context of conflict and post-war Sri lanka

Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse

A demonstration was held on the 20th of July 2012 at Lipton Circus, Town Hall, Colombo. It was convened by Kamini M. Vitarana and women gathered to protest the current spate of incidents of violence against women and children, remarks by the police that this is “the fault of the parents” and the inability of … Continue reading Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse

Media Statement on the Incidence of Sexual Violence against Women and Children

WMC has issued a media statement on the recent spate of incidents of violence against women and children. We urge state institutions such as the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Child Development, the Ministry of Justice, the Child Protection Authority and the Department of Police to act immediately to stop this wave of violence against women and children. … Continue reading Media Statement on the Incidence of Sexual Violence against Women and Children

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

International Women’s Day 2012

Member organizations of Mothers and Daughters of Lanka (MDL) from all over the country, including WMC, organized a protest march and demonstration on the 8th of March 2012, in front of the Fort Railway Station. It focused on the challenges faced by women in the current climate of increasing cost of living and inflation.

Advocacy for translating migrant worker policy into law and its enforcement

WMC representative is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Labour Migration Policy. We have proposed district level committees involving local government bodies, divisional secretariats and community organizations to initiate better linkages for implementation of aspects of the policy. Discussions are being held between the Committee, the Foreign Employment Bureau and the Ministry, the … Continue reading Advocacy for translating migrant worker policy into law and its enforcement