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Selected photographers: WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014

After an extensive selection process with our panel of judges the photographers for the WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014 have been selected. In celebration of Women and Media Collective 30 years of activism the photography exhibition will be held alongside WMC’s anniversary exhibition which will highlight women’s struggles and achievements in bringing about a right’s … Continue reading Selected photographers: WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014

While we congratulate the newly appointed women ministers we too are vigilant of the 100 days programme

Women and Media Collective would like to congratulate the newly appointed women ministers in Sri Lanka, Chandani Bandara, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Vijeyakala Maheshwaran, Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs, Thalatha Athukorala, Minister of Foreign Employment, Rosy Senanayake, Minister of Children’s Affairs and Anoma Gamage, Deputy Minister of Irrigation. We take this opportunity to encourage you … Continue reading While we congratulate the newly appointed women ministers we too are vigilant of the 100 days programme

Counselling for Intimate Partner Violence against Women

by Chulani Kodikara More and more women in Sri Lanka are breaking the silence surrounding intimate partner violence against women (IPVW) to a third person outside their immediate family and friends and seeking formal institutional support to address the problem. This has to be attributed to both consciousness-raising programmes held through workshops, publications and media … Continue reading Counselling for Intimate Partner Violence against Women

Celebrating International Migrants Day 2014

The 15th Annual International Migrants Day was celebrated by the Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) and Women and Media Collective (WMC) in Colombo at the Mahaveli Centre. As the country prepares for the 2015 presidential elections ACTFORM reminds us that migrant workers are deprived of their voting privileges. Being one of the larger foreign … Continue reading Celebrating International Migrants Day 2014

The prevention of Domestic Violence Act and implementation problems

by Chulani Kodikara Following a number of years of lobbying by women’s organisations, the government of Sri Lanka in 2005 passed the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA). The Act fell short of the expectations of women’s organisations on a number of counts. Nevertheless it is a victory gained by the women’s movement in Sri … Continue reading The prevention of Domestic Violence Act and implementation problems

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)