Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation


A Democratic Revolution in the Making?


The election of the New Democratic Front is an opportunity to restore democracy and reshape the constitution, and women should play a key role in the socio-political democratic transformation. We suggest how Sri Lanka might reshape its society and institutions after the brutal Rajapaksa regime was ousted in the January elections.

Parties vow to improve women’s status following WELDD convention


Leaders from three of Pakistan's political parties said they were committed to improving the status of women and other marginalised groups at a WELDD convention on Peace, Pluralism, and Democratic Norms organised by Shirkat Gah.

Empowering women: ‘Minimum age for marriage should be fixed at 18’


Participants of a two-day youth conference demanded on Monday legislature set the minimum age for marriage at 18 years for both boys and girls and urged the government to stop child marriages. Shirkat Gah – a women’s resource centre – had organised the National Youth Convention on Peace, Pluralism and Democratic Norms.

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