WMC 30th Anniversary timeline

11 Nov 2015 | 0
1999-2000 Women’s Struggles, Women’s Pride As The Women and Media Collective celebrates 30 years of activism here is a look into WMC’s contribution to the women’s rights movement of Sri...

UN-backed forum against gender based violence opposes death penalty *Deputy Justice Minister calls for devolution of AG’s powers – The Island

27 Nov 2015 | 0
1360063081DI-P01-27-11-(RE)-DMPfff Source: The Island Women and Child Affairs Minister Chandrani Bandara addressing the media at Colombo Hilton Residences on Thursday. She is flanked by Deputy Justice Minister Dushmantha Mithrapala and Dr. Sepali Kottegoda (Pic by Sujatha Jayaratne) By Shamindra Ferdinando The...

Legal recognition for sex workers in Sri Lanka? – The Daily Mirror

24 Nov 2015 | 0
BUP(EH)_DM-11-002(1) Source: Daily Mirror The demand for sex workers is overlooked; laws would protect sex workers from violence and harassment Despite the reluctance to openly discuss this subject, is evident that sex workers are abundant in contemporary Sri Lanka. Although they...

Take pride in being a woman – The Sunday Leader

24 Nov 2015 | 0
empowring Source: The Sunday Leader by Rose Wanigasooriya and Ashanthi Warunasuriya It has been said that women are the four pillars that hold a house together; that they were created to be of support to the male race, but let us...

Press Release: WMC condemns the attack on HNDA students

2 Nov 2015 | 0
hnda 2nd October 2015 Press Release Women and Media Collective condemns the police attack on students of the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) while they were protesting opposite the University Grants Commission in Colombo on the 29th of October 2015....

Abdicating responsibility – The Sunday Observer

19 Oct 2015 | 0
z_p-06-Abdicating-02 While the video footage of a Sri Lankan housemaid getting assaulted allegedly by her agents in the Kingdom of Kuwait went viral, questions are being raised as to why the victim, 40- year- old Kanthi Thilakalatha was released by the...

Video: Gender Equality a Mixed Bag – Interview with WMC’s Executive Director

14 Oct 2015 | 0
Sepi benchmark Director of Women and Media Collective Dr. Sepali Kottegoda feels that though the number of Sri Lankan working women is higher than ever, they continue to face far too many challenges. Speaking to Benchmark’s Savithri Rodrigo, she notes that women...

Preventing conflict transforming justice securing the peace

14 Oct 2015 | 0
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Call for more women in parliament – The Sunday Leader

13 Oct 2015 | 0
Untitled-1 Source: The Sunday Leader At a time when the Prime Minster has assured that women’s representation in the local government level will be increased by giving nomination to women up to 25%, some political parties keep complaining about women not...
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