Month: September 2018

Women’s entrepreneurs training program

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Centre for women and development has conducted few programs to women entrepreneurs to uplift their capacity to tap the modern international business community.

UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva 2017

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Three members from the Centre for Women and Development  SriLanka, attended the UNHR meeting held in Geneva in 2017 March.The Members included Saroja Sivachandran, Executive Director CWD, Judy Doubas Social activist from Australia, Vimaleswary Srikantharuban  Member CWD.

On Oct. 2 nd 2015 SriLanka co-sponsored HRC Resolution 30/1 which was welcomed by the HR Council as an important step tqwards accountability on the Island ethnic issue. Unfortunately 18 months later SriLanka has failed to make any progress on two of the commitments  under the resolution in the views of the Tamil communities . !) the establishment of a credible accountability mechanism and 2) a meaningful security sector reform.

We wanted to give pressure on the New approach introduced by the New mechanism on reconciliation and peace  aiming Transitional Justice mechanism  in SriLanka

And also the Report submitted by the Consultation Task Force on reconciliation Mechanism.

Saroja Sivachandran attended as a panelist on these two side events  Organized by IMDRA and Minority groups In Geneva, The dialogue and the Question and Answer section was very impressive and many civil society groups and Country Representatives attended in these sessions