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  • WERC calls for research papers for the South Asian Conference 2017 on 'Cultural Productions from a Gender Perspective - a critical assessment of the cultur... VIEW MORE
  • WERC has been actively engaged in International Women's Day events from decades. This year WERC undertook the following activities to commemorate IWD, ... VIEW MORE
  • Certificate Course in Women's Studies - 2016 Duration: Four Months (Sundays from 9.00am to 5.00pm) Medium of Instructions: Sinhala & Tamil (Select yo... VIEW MORE
  • Call for Research Papers (English/ Sinhala/ Tamil) Nivedini envisages a South Asian colloquy around issues of gender and related subjects such as media,... VIEW MORE

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Women’s Education & Research Centre, WERC is an independent, non-governmental, feminist organisation registered with the Department of Social Service.

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WHO WE ARE

1982 saw the inauguration of this organisation as the Women’s Education Centre (WEC). It was founded by a small group of feminist researchers and activists to highlight the status of women in the country and to publish material, which could be used by women in their struggle for liberation.

The broad objectives of WEC were to increase women’s awareness, their resources and opportunities for effective participation in the economic, political and social life of the country.

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CERTIFICATE COURSE IN WOMEN'S STUDIES 2016

Calling for applications for the Certificate Course in Women's Stud

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OUR PUBLICATIONS

Publications are available in Sinhala, Tamil and English.

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JOURNAL OF GENDER STUDIES - NIVEDINI

Nivedini envisages a South Asian colloquy around issues of gender and related subjects such as media, labour, culture on a global context and from a post disciplinary perspective. It features theoretical, empirical and historical research that is grounded in local and regional relations, and deals with a range of related subjects. Nivedini is a peer-reviewed journal which is published Sinhala, Tamil and English.

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VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

This is a local initiative to encourage women into the workplace to get valuable work experience for the future. There are many areas to get involved in as well as learn how an NGO operates coupled with a gender sensitive environment. There are two ways to volunteer for WERC.

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