FIDA appoints Director and Regional Vice President from Sri Lanka at 36th Triennial International Co

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On an invitation from the International President of FIDA (Federation International for Women Lawyers) Jethlyn A. Burrows of Bahamas, the Regional Vice President of FIDA-Asia, Ridmika Dep (Past President of Sri Lanka Women Lawyers’ Association) and The Country Vice President of FIDA Sri Lanka Pramuditha Senaratne (Co Vice President of Sri Lanka Women Lawyers’ Association) participated the above convention held in The Grand Lucayan Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas recently and women lawyers from many parts of the world participated for the above convention.

Cognisant of the fact that investing in women and children is key to advancing sustainable development, FIDA had chosen the priority theme for the above convention as ‘The Economic Empowerment of Women and Children in an Evolving World’. 

Several distinguished speakers delivered valuable speeches and discussed issues based on empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors and throughout all levels of economic activity which are essential to build strong economies, establish more stable and just societies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development, sustainability and human rights, improve quality of life for women, men, families and communities and propel businesses’ operations and goals. 

Ridmika Dep delivered a presentation under the theme of ‘Economic Empowerment of women from Village to the Boardroom’ explaining the Sri Lankan Laws relating to ‘Laws on Protecting the Rights of Women in the Workplace and Equal Pay’.

Ridmika and Pramuditha had represented Sri Lanka at the cultural show at the convention and performed for the song ‘Our Land’ of Gypsies.

At the election held for the FIDA executive Committee for 2017-2020, Ridmika Dep had been appointed as one of the Directors of FIDA for the first time from Sri Lanka and Pramuditha Senaratne had been appointed as one of the Regional Vice Presidents of FIDA and it is an evidence of global recognition for the Sri Lankan women lawyers.