16 Days of Activism

In commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which falls on the 25th of November, the GBV Forum launched a 16 day campaign (25th November to 10th December) to end violence against women. A billboard campaign was initiated this year as well, with the GBV Forum’s 2009 theme of “WE CAN end violence against women: ACT-COMMIT-DEMAND”.


A special programme was conducted in the premises outside the Fort Railway Station on the 25th of November where there was a ceremonial unveiling of the billboard installed in the station followed by street dramas and other interactive activities to create awareness. The radio clips “men too can make a difference” were aired this year as well on Siyatha FM and Read FM. Also, an 8 page tabloid was printed in English, Sinhala and Tamil newspapers to provide awareness of gender based violence.

Media work

You’re most welcome to work with us as a writer, blogger, radio maker or filmer. WMC works from a women’s perspective, covering women’s and gender issues. We offer support for your work and opportunities to get your work published, through weblogs, our magazines or other outlets.

Campaigns and events

We also invite you to support our campaigns and events. Do you like to organise activities? Or assist our work with women and women organisations in Sri Lanka?

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Women and Media Collective
56/1 Sarasavi Lane
(off Castle Street)
Colombo 8
phone: + 94-11-2690201 / 5632045 / 5635900