Women & the Struggle for Tamil Eelam
International Women's Day
Observed across Tamil Eelam
TamilNet, 10 March 10 2006
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மகளிர் தினம் - பெண்ணியம்
- கற்பு - தமிழ்ப்பெண்
Velupillai Pirabakaran - International Womens Day Messages - 1992
- 1993 -
3. Declaration on International
Womens Day 2006 - Tamil Women Organization -
International Women's Day was observed in several parts of
Tamil Eelam on 8 March 2006. Local women's organizations and
Non-governmental organization participated in events held in
Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Jaffna and Mannar.
Poovili, Kilinochchi district women
political head of the LTTE, delivering speech
Oxfam project officer Theva gives away
water pumps to 6 self-employment oriented women.
Norway representative Ms. Mildrid Mikkelsen lighting traditional
Head Kilinochchi district Women's Organization, Ms Thevambikai
presided an event held at the Kilinochchi Cultural Hall at 10 a.m.. Kilinochchi Deputy Political Head, Arul, lit the
traditional lamp and Ms. Vasanthi, Officer in charge of Women's Arts
and Cultural Organisation, hoisted the Thamileelam National flag
before the beginning of the celebratons.
S.Pasupathipillai, Secretary of the Tamil National Resurgence Forum
Kilinochchi district, Ms. Poovili, Head of Kilinochchi District
Women's politcal wing spoke and Ms. Thamilvili, Deputy head of
Women's political wing, gave the special address.
In another event held at the Centre for Women's Development and
Rehabilitation (CWDR) at 2 p.m. presided by Head of CWDR, Ms
Selvakumar, local women's organisations and NGOs presented tools and
aid to selected women to assist in their self-employment efforts.
Oxfam Project Officer Mr. Theva donated 3 water pumps to be share by
Seventeen women from poverty-stricken families of Malayalapuram in
the Kilinochchi district were issued Bank Books with money deposits
of Rural Economic Development Bank.
45 self-employment oriented women selected from several villages in
Kilinochchi district received 5000 rupees each from representatives
of NGOs including Ms. Mildrid Mikkelsen representing Norweigian
Forum for Women Development Centre (FOKUS), CWDR sources in
Meanwhile, Vavuniya district Women's Development Rehabilitation
Institution celebrated World Women's Day Wednesday in the Nedunkerny
region presided by the CWDR Director of Vavuniya district Ms. T.
Pathmavathy and attended by officials and representatives of several
NGOs, LTTE, and Sri Lankan Government departments.
The three who won the first three places and the 35 women
participants in the Marathon race organised by the Vavuniya CWDR
received prizes and certificates.
Mannar event was organized by the Mannar Women's consortium and was
presided by Ms Jessy Ariyaratnam, head of the Consortium.
Head if Mullaitivu district Women's association, Ms. Vanathi,
presided the International Women's day celebrations held at the
Cultural Hall in Puthukkudiyiruppu Wednesday, sources in Mullaitivu
In this event, Head of LTTE Women's Political Wing, Thamilini lit
the ceremonial flame, and Head of LTTE's Puthukudiyiruppu Political
Wing, Puhalarasan, hoisted the Tamileelam flag before the event.
President of Mullaitivu Peoples Consortium, Mr Shanmuganathan, Ms
Subashini, S Subramaniyeswaran and Thamilin spoke at the event.