International Women’s Day – March 8th 2017

International Women’s Day – March 8th 2017

WERC has been actively engaged in International Women’s Day events from decades.

This year WERC undertook the following activities to commemorate IWD, echoing the theme of ‘Women in the Changing World of Work’ and the slogan ‘Be Bold for Change’.

  1. Newspaper Advertisement published in all three languages recognizing the women as business entrepreneurs, farm and plantation workers, employees, migrant workers and, home based unpaid care workers.
  2. Discussion in Sinhala medium on the popular TV Sirasa (MTV Maharaja) carried out by Ms. Sulakshana de Mel, a lawyer, women’s rights activist and a Director at Women’s Education and Research Centre.
  3. Statement given by Mr. Mahesh Hirdaramani, the Chairman of the Hirdaramani Group. The Statement is given below.
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