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Shortlisted Scripts: WMC Short Film Competition 2014

The following entries have been shortlisted for Women and Media Collective’s (WMC) short film competition. All selected short film producers please send us your 2 minutes film by the 22nd of January 2015.   Shortlist of selected scripts Dinusha Samanmali – Nethmanaya J.P.K. Jayaweera – Thulanaya Asiri Upeksha Jayasinghe – Duwili Atharin Arunika Nirmani Perera … Continue reading Shortlisted Scripts: WMC Short Film Competition 2014

Let’s ensure migrant workers voting rights! (IMD 2014)

Let us commemorate the International Migrant Workers’ Day on 18 December 2014! In 2014 we celebrate the fifteenth International Migrant Workers’ Day (IMWD). The United Nations Organisation declared 18 December as IMWD in 2000. Since then many states in the world, especially countries of origin, celebrate this day dedicated to migrant workers. The great contribution … Continue reading Let’s ensure migrant workers voting rights! (IMD 2014)

WMC condemns the statement made by Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake

Women and Media Collective vehemently condemns the recent statement made by the Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake which was directed at the Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumarathunge. The Minister of Higher Education stated that the former President should be “put down in the ground, trampled, stripped naked and made to run along … Continue reading WMC condemns the statement made by Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake

Women’s Tribunal in Nepal hears from survivors of sexual violence

Women’s Tribunal in Nepal hears from survivors of sexual violence during Nepal’s armed conflict, makes broad recommendations for policy and legal reform A Tribunal hosted by the Nepalese National Human Rights Commission and convened by Nepalese organisations WOREC, National Alliance for Women Human Rights Defenders,Nagarik Awaj, and Advocacy Forum on 8 December heard testimony from … Continue reading Women’s Tribunal in Nepal hears from survivors of sexual violence

නන්දා දිසානායක සහෝදරිය සමාජ හා දේශපාලන සේවයෙන් සමුගනී

සමාජ හා දේශපාලන ක‍්‍රියාකාරිනියක් වූ බදුල්ලේ නන්දා දිසානායක සහෝදරිය පසුගිය සැප්තැම්බර් 05 දින හදිසියේ අප අතරින් වෙන් වූවාය. බදුල්ල, හාලි ඇල ප‍්‍රදේශයේ පදිංචිකාරිනියක් වූ ඇය වසර 30කට ආසන්න කාලයක් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ කාන්තා බලමණ්ඩලයේ ප‍්‍රධාන කි‍්‍රයාකාරී සාමාජිකාවක් ලෙස කටයුතු කරමින් බදුල්ල දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයේ දුෂ්කර මං මාවත් ඉදිකිරීම හා පිළිසකර කිරීම සඳහා පෙරමුණ ගත් සහෝදරියකි. බදුල්ල … Continue reading නන්දා දිසානායක සහෝදරිය සමාජ හා දේශපාලන සේවයෙන් සමුගනී

Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

4 December 2014 The Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing +20 Review provided a historic opportunity for governments and civil society to undertake an honest review of the structural barriers that prevent gender equality and violate women’s human rights. The meeting was intended to improve accountability for implementation of the … Continue reading Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Asia Pacific Beijing + 20 Civil Society Forum Statement

16 November 2014 Women’s rights organisations and movements from Asia and the Pacific, comprising 480 women, gathered in Bangkok on 14-16 November 2014 to call on our governments for accountability for the commitments made almost twenty years ago in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action to advance gender equality and the rights of women … Continue reading Asia Pacific Beijing + 20 Civil Society Forum Statement