Rangita de Silva-de Alwis Presents to Oxfam America
Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2007
Rangita de Silva-de Alwis made a presentation on new developments in women’s rights lawmaking and judicial decision making in Asia, within a human rights framework, to the Private Sector Team at Oxfam America, headquartered in Boston, MA, in May. She traveled to New Dehli, India in June for the pilot training program for cause lawyers on domestic violence as part of her work with the Asia Cause Lawyers Network, and then participated in the Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers Association meeting, "National Consultation: combating domestic violence: the way forward," held in July. In September, de Silva-de Alwis traveled to Mexico to meet with the head of the Gender Equality Commission and several women Congresspersons to discuss critical gender equality issues in Mexico and the Latin America region.