To celebrate the International Women’s day Centre for Women and Development in partnership with Search for Common Ground handed over an advocacy paper on “Provincial and local authorities system and women’s representation and Upgrading the local council,” to the Election Commissioner, Jaffna Human Rights Commissioner, Jaffna and the respective Chairpersons of Piradesa Sabha’s today in presence of Elected Women Leaders and CSO members. This intervention is a part of the Women in Learning and Leadership Project.
Centre for Women and Development celebrated Children’s day and Elders day on 01.10.2021 through an online
Mr Thatparan Jekanathan, Attorney-at-Law presented an introductory talk on 'Child rights under the three decades and Dr Aaruthirumurukan, President Sivapoomi was presented a talk on 'issues faced by senior citizens, More than 60 participants from NGOs, Piradesa Sabhas, and community workers have joined in the meeting followed by a fruitful discussion.
Centre for Women and Development Conducting a certificate course for three months on Children's Rights and Child Protection System through an online platform.
Support services to women with disabilities to enhance their economic empowerment on the job training and support
Under this topic, it has been granted livelihood support for one hundred and fifty persons with disability (both males & females). In Puthukkudiyiruppu,Kilinochchi,Vavuniya,Mannar.
Formal discussion and consultation with existing CBOs in and networks on transitional justice mechanisms in northern province
Under this topic two programmes have been implemented one in Jaffna and one in Puthukkudiyiruppu.
Jaffna public library it has been conducted with the participation of sixty five members from eight CBOs from Jaffna, Kilinochchi & Mullaitivu . As the resource persons Mr.Jeganathan Thatparan,Lawyer and Mr.A.Varatharajaperumal, Attorney at Law. Both resource persons have explained the DAP programme objectives, what are the challenges faced by community, what are the facts to be included in the transitional justice programme , what is the role of CBOs in transitional justice process and how these messages are to be taken to the society.
Centre for Women and Development has organized a supportive rally in favour of the plantation
workers who are protesting over their daily wise to be given up to Rs 1000/=
Women, university students and other organization gathered together and marched along the Jaffna
bus stand area and gathered near the weerasingam hall and conducted a meeting