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The importance of the 25% quota for women in Local Government

A media briefing to highlight the importance of the 25% women’s quota brought about for the upcoming Local Government elections was held at the Renuka Hotel in Colombo. With the mixed electoral system and the women’s quota, the elections, which are expected to be held on the 10th of February 2018 will be a historic … Continue reading The importance of the 25% quota for women in Local Government

Female politicos get chance to prove their worth

Source: Sunday Times Sri Lankan women contesting the local elections in large numbers amid obstructions and challenges this year will take a step towards greater political empowerment, while also being seen to be tools of powerful political backers rather than those committed to serving the people. Some civic groups believe candidates also have a responsibility … Continue reading Female politicos get chance to prove their worth

In photographs: WMC’s partner meeting on women’s political representation

A partner meeting in Kaluthara was organised by the Women and Media Collective with five women organisations in the country to discuss steps and challenges ahead, for women contesting in the upcoming Local Government elections. With the inclusion of a 25% quota for women in Local Government, women’s rights organisations are working towards ensuring that … Continue reading In photographs: WMC’s partner meeting on women’s political representation

Interview with Women’s Media Collective, Sri Lanka: About lesbian tutorials and other strategies

Sourc: GenderIT.org By Shubha Kayastha mage source: Shubha Kayastha (sketch by participants in a sexuality workshop). Title: freedom of thought. Description: Art work showing different way in which one can access knowledge and enjoy sexual rights. Shubha Kayastha interviewed research team including Sanchia Brown, Programme Officer at Women and Media Collective (WMC) Sri Lanka and … Continue reading Interview with Women’s Media Collective, Sri Lanka: About lesbian tutorials and other strategies

Celebrating International Migrants Day, 18 December 2017

Cabinet decision to Ban on Mothers having children below 5 years of age leaving the country for foreign employment We vehemently oppose to the Cabinet decision to ‘ban’ mothers of children under the age of five from migrating abroad for work. This ban was imposed taking into account the social and psychological costs such as … Continue reading Celebrating International Migrants Day, 18 December 2017