Gender gap in Capitalistic Economy

A one-day workshop jointly organised by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (InGaDS) and ICES (Kandy office).

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (InGaDS) and the International Center for Ethnic Studies (ICES) have jointly organized a one day workshop on Gender Gap in Capitalistic Economy. The objective of the workshop is to understand the reasons for gender discrimination in economic point of view, while identifying how social and cultural aspects widen the gap between men and women in capital distribution. It will also enable identification of some ways of narrowing down the gender gap effectively, by taking its base as the economic principles of capitalism.

The target groups of the workshop are, Gender and development workers in development projects and institutions, researchers, activists and anyone who is interested on the topic in Sri Lanka.

Method of the workshop:

This workshop will contain a series of interactive sessions on the following four topics:

  1. Transition of gender roles and relationships from “Uncivilized societies” to “Civilized societies”
  2. What is capitalism and its key operating principles
  3. Where men are matched match and women are mismatched in the capitalistic economic system: understanding social and cultural complexes that hinder women enjoying equal economic power  and pulling her back, whereas men are pushing forward
  4. The way out- ways of narrowing down gender gap in the capitalistic economic system

Date: May 10th 2012 from 9.30am to 3.30 pm

Venue: ICES, Kandy

Resource person: Nishadi Somaratne (PhD, Specialist in Gender and Development)

Fee: SLR 3000/= per person

Medium: English and Sinhala

Reservation/registration: Registration is open from 23rd April to 7th May 2012. You may write expressing your interest in participating in the workshop or fill up the contact form available at