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A movie star, a beauty queen and a popular model are among candidates running in Sri Lankan's provincial elections on March 29, leading some Sri Lankans to accuse political parties of pushing "sex...

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The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This event will bring together...

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The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together...
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response analyzes current situation of women’s participation in local governments around the world and discusses the impact of women’s engagement in local politics.
Report / White Paper Resource
Governance in all South Asian countries is imbued with a predominantly patriarchal character. This is reflected in the fact that women form a disproportionately small segment of representatives in...
CREA's Feminist Leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute South Asia 28 January - 1 February 2013 Kathmandu, Nepal

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In South Asia, the concept of power and authority are ascribed to certain social characteristics determined by the male privileged groups to exclude women. Women normally are not given the...

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Sri Lanka elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected by popular vote for a six year term by the people.

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Report / White Paper Resource
This publication features a collection of 13 papers that discuss gender roles and e-governance, the ICT industry, cyber regulations, freedom of expression, right to information, and media. Rooted in...
Guide / Training Material Resource
These guidelines are a set of practical steps to assist governments, the non state sector and civil society to respond to women’s concerns and needs in post disaster situations. The guidelines have...

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Website / Database Resource
This website provides links to a number of country reports that were written based on research and dialogue with political parties. These reports examine the internal functioning and structure of...

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Report / White Paper Resource
Four years since the end of the armed conflict, the situation of minority women in the north and east of Sri Lanka has changed dramatically – and for many it is getting worse. In the latter stages of...

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N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia seeking to advance Women, Peace & Security (WPS) issues. It supports women’s leadership for conflict prevention, resolution and peace...
From the 3-10 February 2012, twenty-two women peace advocates from the N-Peace Network countries – Nepal, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Indonesia – will participant in the first N-Peace Network Training...

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Report / White Paper Resource
In August 2005, the Sri Lankan Parliament unanimously passed the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act No 34 (PDVA), marking the culmination of a legal advocacy process initiated by a coalition of ...

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Report / White Paper Resource
This report compiles the results of a seminar entitled, "Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including From a Gender Perspective," held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May 2003. The seminar discussed...
International Agreement and Action Plans Resource
The report summarizes the key deliberations and outcomes of the said Conference organized in October 2011 by the Parliament of Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the...
Guide / Training Material Resource
This guide is the first of its kind to provide an overview of the current range of local representative arrangements and electoral systems in Asia and the Pacific. This easy-to-use guide will assist...

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Report / White Paper Resource
  Amidst growing uncertainties in a globalised world, fundamentalist convictions have been gaining ground in many religions.