A New Sri Lanka for Women: establishing an Independent Women’s Commission

26 Feb 2015 | 0
Untitled-1 Petition The establishment of an Independent Women’s Commission was first proposed by women activists and advocates as far back as 1991. Since then a number of proposals have been made by successive governments to statutorily establish such a Commission. In 2003, the United National Front government, headed by the UNP, drafted a Women’s Rights Bill....

Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Studies 2015/2016

31 Mar 2015 | 0
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Film: Don’t think of me as a woman, an election story from the margins

24 Mar 2015 | 0
Dont Think of me as a woman-Film by Chulani and Chithra - Copy This film documents the electoral struggle of Aynoon Beebi, a 39-year old Muslim woman from Kinniya, in Trincomalee, at the 2011 local government elections. While celebrating Aynoon’s political ambitions, the film explores the ways in which she challenges mechanisms of...

University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC

19 Mar 2015 | 0
IMG_2947 A group of human rights law students from the University of Colombo and the Gallatin School, New York visited Women and Media Collective to learn more about WMC’s role in addressing women’s rights issues in Sri Lanka and its applicability...

WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2014

19 Mar 2015 | 0
for cover The 2014 women’s photography exhibition by Women and Media Collective was held alongside WMC’s 30th anniversary exhibition Women’s Struggles, Women’s Pride. From the 11 – 13th of February 2015 the photography exhibition was open for viewing at the Public Library...

Prime Minister Wickramasinghe Pledges to Increase Women Participation in Politics

16 Mar 2015 | 0
women caucus 1 Source: Search for Common Ground Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe spoke at an event to mark International Women’s Day organized by the Women Parliamentarian’s Caucus in partnership with us, UNFPA, UN Women and the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office. During...

WMC Short Film Competition 2014

12 Mar 2015 | 0
short film The awards for the winning short films of the Women and Media Collectives short film competition were presented at the opening ceremony of WMC’s 30th anniversary exhibition on the 10th of February 2015. This year first place went to J.P....

IWD 2015: International Women’s Day March

10 Mar 2015 | 0
IWD15 March - 11 Women’s rights groups from all parts of Sri Lanka made it happen on the streets of Colombo to mark International Women’s Day 2015. On the 9th of March, women’s groups were demanding for an increase in political representation for women...

IWD 2015: Celebrating the life of our founder Sunila Abeysekara

8 Mar 2015 | 0
Sunila ISIS march 8 15' On International Women’s Day as Women and Media Collective celebrates 30 years of activism we take a moment to celebrate the life of founder Sunila Abeysekara. Source: Isis International Why Sunila loved March 8th I visited Sunila around 8th March...
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