WMC published a report on strengthening governance and increasing women’s representation in Local Government in Badulla.
A writers’ meeting was held on the 17th of October 2008 at WMC where all the CEDAW shadow report and SWR writers gathered to discuss the writing of the two reports. A focus group discussion was held on the 27th of February 2009 at WMC, with the participation of 09 rural women community leaders from … Continue reading Progress of CEDAW Shadow Report and Status of Women Report 2008 – 2009
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)
WMC participated in the 2nd GFMD in Manila, Philippines, hosted by the Philippine Government. The theme of the event was “Protecting and Empowering Migrants for Development”. The following issues were addressed during the roundtable discussions: 1) Migration, development and human rights, 2) Secure, legal migration can achieve stronger development impacts, and 3) Policy and instituional … Continue reading Second Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
WMC marked International Peace Day on the 21st of September 2008 by sponsoring several television and radio musical programs to broadcast peace songs. The songs were broadcast in the following channels. Derana TV – Peace Day Musical Program Swarnavahini – Hada Randi Paya Sinhala Commercial Service – FM 93.3, 106.9, 96.9 Thendral FM – FM 104.8, … Continue reading International Peace Day 2008
WMC is broadcasting a series of 30 second Radio Spot Advertisements for a period of six months, advocating peace related themes. The spots are aired daily on Sinhala National Service (98.3 FM) before morning news at 6.00am and on Sinhala Commercial Service (93.3 FM) before morning news at 6.30am.