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Statement about progress of petition filed against ‘liquor ban’, by women’s group and 16 individual petitioners

9 July 2018 The Supreme Court today, in an unanimous order, granted Petitioners, Women and Media Collective (WMC), Women’s Education and Research Centre(WERC), and the Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR), and 16 other individual female petitioners, leave to proceed with their petition challenging the constitutionality of the recent Gazette notification which restricts women’s rights to … Continue reading Statement about progress of petition filed against ‘liquor ban’, by women’s group and 16 individual petitioners

Sri Lanka consultation on CEDAW shadow report

A consultation focusing on the Sri Lanka Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LBT) shadow report, submitted to Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) at the Sixty-sixth session, was held in Wadduwa recently. The consultation brought together rights activists and members of women’s rights and LGBT organisations to discuss the contents of the report … Continue reading Sri Lanka consultation on CEDAW shadow report

Trafficking-in- Persons, data, information collection and reporting system in Sri Lanka

An effective data, information collection and reporting system for ‘Trafficking- In- Persons’ (TIP) is being formulated by the Women and Media Collective together with the Asia Foundation. The goal is to build an effective TIP data collection and reporting system in Sri Lanka. This system is expected to feed into the ongoing work of the … Continue reading Trafficking-in- Persons, data, information collection and reporting system in Sri Lanka

CEDAW ඡායා වාර්තාව: ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ සමකාමී කාන්තාවන්, ද්විලිංගික කාන්තාවන් සහ සංක්‍රාන්ති සමාජභාවී පුද්ගලයන්ට එරෙහි වෙනස් කොට සැලකීම.

CEDAW ඡායා වාර්තාව: ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ සමකාමී කාන්තාවන්, ද්විලිංගික කාන්තාවන් සහ සංක්‍රාන්ති සමාජභාවී පුද්ගලයන්ට එරෙහි වෙනස් කොට සැලකීම 2018 පෙබරවාරි මස 13 සිට මාර්තු මස 03 දක්වා ස්විස්ටර්ලන්තයේ ජිනීවා නුවර පැවති කාන්තාවන්ට එරෙහි සියලූ‍ ආකාරයේ වෙනස් කොට සැලකීම් මුලිනුපුටා දැමීම සඳහා වන කමිටුවේ (CEDAW) 66 වන සැසි වාරයට ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලදී. ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ, කාන්තාව සහ මාධ්‍ය … Continue reading CEDAW ඡායා වාර්තාව: ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ සමකාමී කාන්තාවන්, ද්විලිංගික කාන්තාවන් සහ සංක්‍රාන්ති සමාජභාවී පුද්ගලයන්ට එරෙහි වෙනස් කොට සැලකීම.

(Petition) The Rape and Murder of 8 year old girl in India: Women’s Groups and Activists Express Concern

25th April 2018 H.E. Taranjit Singh Sandhu High Commissioner High Commission of India Colombo 3. Your Excellency, The Rape and Murder of 8 year old girl: Women’s Groups and Activists Express Concern We are deeply disturbed by the recent events in Rasana, in the Kathua district of Kashmir and shocked by the fact that a … Continue reading (Petition) The Rape and Murder of 8 year old girl in India: Women’s Groups and Activists Express Concern

Combating domestic violence against LBT people – OutRight

Source: OutRight International Dear Friend, Since 2016, OutRight has been working with our Sri Lankan partner Women’s Media Collective (WMC) to address issues of domestic and family violence against lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. OutRight’s research has shown that in Sri Lanka almost all LBT people interviewed for a 2014 report experienced family violence, over … Continue reading Combating domestic violence against LBT people – OutRight

Pushing for a “feminist transformation of power” in Sri Lanka

Click here to listen to the interview The situation for women in Sri Lanka is not optimal. However, grassroots organizations, such as the Women and Media Collective, are working hard to remedy that – challenging patriarchal norms and advocating for policy change. At the UN for the Commission on the Status of Women, Programme Director … Continue reading Pushing for a “feminist transformation of power” in Sri Lanka

Rural Women Activists Share Their Biggest Successes – and Battles Ahead

Source: newsdeeply.com At the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, we speak with activists from Sri Lanka, India and the Philippines about the progress they’ve made on economic advancement for women in their communities – and the challenges that lie ahead. Sepali Kottegoda is an academic, women’s rights activist and technical adviser … Continue reading Rural Women Activists Share Their Biggest Successes – and Battles Ahead