International Women’s Day 2014

The female staff of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC joined the inmates of Methsevana Detention Centre in Gangodawila, Nugegoda on 11th March 2014 at an event to mark International Women’s Day.

There were 168 women and 10 children present on this occasion, along with 60 staff members of the Centre. Guided by the Caritas vision to share the Gospel values of love, forgiveness, peace, unity and equality, the marginalized community in this location was chosen by the female staff of Caritas in order to show solidarity with them.

The day’s program was enriched by motivational activities which encouraged the women inmates to remain positive in their outlook in life despite its trials, and to also cherish the value of being a woman, a wife, a daughter, a mother and a sister. Songs and games were part of the entertainment provided to them on this important day which brings international focus on the value and importance of empowering women for society’s progress.

The support and cooperation received from the Superintendent and staff of the Centre were invaluable in making this event a memorable one for all the participants.