Posted on 03.08.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Womens face added suppression during the pandemic time, and its time to fight against this injustice, said Hamamali Abayarathne, Convener of Free Women Movement(FWM)
Speaking in a press conference, she said the pandemic hit hard to the working class’s lifestyle. Women became a hidden sufferers from this social chaos.
The country’s central foreign exchange earning affair relay on women who are working in middle east countries. Most of them lost their jobs and income. Thousands of those workers struggling to come back to the country and remained helpless. Many women died from COVID without proper care.
Most women workers in garment factories lost their jobs and livelihood as many apparel factories closed down. Today these women haven’t got any voice to urge authorities of their grievances.
Moreover, hundreds of women who obtained micro-credit loan facilities from the government commit suicide as their self-employment failed due to economic hardships.
The FWM convener further pointed out it is the responsibility of women to fight back against these injustices. It is the message that women can gain from International Women’s Day.