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
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)
WMC organized a felicitation and meeting with women who have been elected to office following Provincial Council elections held in 2008/2009. It was held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) on the 3rd of June 2009. Eleven women elected to the Provincial Councils of Western, Central, North Western, Eastern, Sabaragamuwa and North Central provinces … Continue reading Celebrating Women in Politics
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)