Implementation of Gender Mainstreaming Programmes at Ministry Level
Based on the approval received to the cabinet Memorandum presented by the Ministry of Women and child Affairs with the objective of achieving equality and equity for women as well as for men, sustainable Development Goals and minimizing workplace harassments in public Institutions, our Ministry conducted a series of Awareness Raising Programmes for Ministry Officials including officials of executive and decision making levels of Ministries along with the Heads of affiliated establishments to create a conducive working environment through sensitizing them to the subject.
Accordingly, the series of programmes was held in August and September of 2018 in respective ministries from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m.
13/08/2018 – Ministry of Land and Parliamentary Reforms
16/08/2018 – Department of Management Services
20/08/2018 - Ministry of Social Empowerment 28/08/2018 – Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation
01/09/2018 – Ministry Foreign Affairs – for Officers in the Driver’s Services and Office Employee’s Services
08/09/2018 - Ministry Foreign Affairs – for Officer’s in the Public Management Assistant Services
15/09/2018 - Ministry Foreign Affairs – for Officer’s in the Consular Servicers and Executive Assistant Services
22/09/2018 - Ministry Foreign Affairs – for Officer’s All Development Officers and Departmental Officers
29/09/2018 - Ministry Foreign Affairs – for Officer’s All Staff Grade Officers
The Following resource persons conducted the programme under Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Budgeting and setting up Committees to eradicate GBV.
Prof. AroshaAdikaram – University of Colombo
Dr. AnushaEdirisingha – University of Kelaniya
Consultant Ms. SriyaniPerera
Ms. UdeniThevarapperuma (Attorney at Law)
Ms, SwaranaSumanasekara – Chairperson – NCW
Ms. KumuduPerera – Legal Officer
Ms. Anoka Gunerathne - Legal Officer
The Music Programme centered on gender lunched by the Ministry to create gender sensitivity was an especial item of the Programme.
Ministry Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Land and Parliamentary Reforms
Department of Management Services
Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation