More Women Sought In Parliament

The Young Political Leaders Forum of Sri Lanka (YPLFSL) is calling for more female representation in Parliament. In a statement to mark the International Women’s Day, the young politicians have stressed the importance of looking into matters that disheartens women from joining politics, and the need to ensure that affirmative actions are taken to encourage them to become political leaders.

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action. The 2014 theme “Inspiring Change” encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way, and calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

Stressing on the 2014 theme “Inspiring Change” YPLFSL says that young people are change agents and it is vital to include more young females in Sri Lanka parliament. The young MPs have also participated in interactive discussions with present female MPs and civil society members to explore obstacles in women’s participation in politics.

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