Bonding with Minister of Prison Reforms

Women for Women in Jail has once again visited Sri Lanka’s Minister for Prison Reforms!
We were able to talk about the progress within our project as well as future steps.

In the picture below you can spot the Minister and his Private Secretary, as well as our Women for Women in Jail Team!

We handed over a copy of “Bridging the Divide”: a book written as Phd Thesis by one of AGSEP’s interns dealing with the importance of sport events in contributing to social development between disparate communities.

You can also find an Online Version of Schulenkorf’s PhD by clicking on this link.

Going to Courts in Negombo

The team around Women for Women in Jail had the chance to visit the Magistrate’s Court in Negombo this week.


When dealing with petty crimes, the Magistrate Court is our first point of judical contact.


Cases may be initiated at a Magistrate’s Court by any police officer or by anyone else making an oral or written complaint to the Magistrate. The Magistrate is empowered to make an initial investigation of the complaint, and to determine whether his or her Court has proper jurisdiction over the matter, whether the matter should be tried by the High Court, or whether the matter should be dismissed.


Women for Women in Jail project introduces new faces

The team around AGSEP’s latest project in releasing women from remand has grown by two new members! The project, aiming at releasing women from remand prison who committed petty crimes here in the area around Marawila, just started in January and is now taking on new further tasks and challenges.

Sithara, the prospective Sri Lankan mediator for the project, worked for AGSEP in the tourism sector for 5 years enjoying her work a lot. Now she considers herself lucky that she has been given the opportunity to help Sri Lanka’s women who suffer in remand together with their children lacking their own bail-out. Being a Sri Lankan woman as well, she is glad that AGSEP is stepping forward to provide legal and financial assistance to these females. Sithara perfectly represents the missing link between these women and the work of AGSEP conducted by German interns so far.


Jana joined us all the way from Germany as an intern in the field of sociology. Currently enrolled in studies of business and politics in East Asia at the Ruhr Universität in Bochum, she is particularly interested in obtaining a deeper insight of Sri Lanka’s culture and laws. She will be here for two months until Mid August.

Women for Women in Jail – Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Prison Reforms signed


Today was a day to remember for A.G.S.E.P.’s project “Women for Women in Jail”: The Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, Hon. D.M. Swaminathan and Hannah Rieck-Guenthner, the current representative of the initiative, signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties including various articles, but mainly laying the foundation for a close and prosperous collaboration in mutual understanding for the sake of Sri Lanka’s female remandees. The Memorandum adds authority to A.G.S.E.P. and gives a good standing towards exterior parties that will be involved into the project as well as assigns security to international sponsoring sources and the Ministry itself about the severity of the project.

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MoU Ministry of Prison Reforms komplett

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Nihara Jayatilleke


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Dr. Dietmar Doering is giving presentation on nautical tourism
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German university students on internship
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