Measures taken to set aside a specific date for the hearing of child abuse cases – The Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus disclose

The Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority, Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana stated that an agreement was reached following the discussions with the Judicial Service Commission to set a specific date for the hearing of child abuse cases pending in the High Courts. Furthermore, the Chairman stated that circular No. 449 of the Judicial Service Commission…

All Electoral Laws in Sri Lanka should be Consolidated into One Electoral Code – Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus

The Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus has recommended that all electoral laws in Sri Lanka should be consolidated into one electoral code and should be proposed to the Parliamentary Select Committee on electoral law reforms to make necessary amendments in this regard. The decision was taken at a recent meeting of the Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus chaired by…

The Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus Focuses on the Challenges Faced by the Differently Abled Community

A special policy dialogue on the challenges faced by the differently abled community and the strengthening of their rights within a legal framework was held online on the 28th by the Women Parliamentariansā€™ Caucus chaired by Hon. State Minister Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle. Hon State Minister Tharaka Balasuriya, Hon. Members of Parliament (Dr) Harini Amarasuriya, Manjula…

The Opportunities for Women to Act as People’s Representatives Should be Expanded – Minister Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi

The Minister of Health Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi stated that the election law reforms should be carried out in such a way that women are properly represented in Parliament, Provincial Councils and Local Government Authorities. The Minister also said that Sri Lanka is at a low level in women representation compared to other countries in Asia. She…

Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into the discriminations and violations of the rights of women

The Hon. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena announced to the House today (26) that a Select Committee to look into and report to the Parliament its recommendations to ensure gender equity and equality with special emphasis on looking into gender-based discriminations and violations of womenā€™s rights in Sri Lanka under the chairmanship of State Minister of…

Official website of the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus launched

The official website of the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus (https://slwpc.org/) was launched in line with International Women’s Day in Parliament today (09) with the presence of the Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Hon. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane. Accordingly, the website was launched under the patronage of the Hon. Prime Minister and Hon. Speaker at the…