The International Centre for Ethnic Studies together with Women and Media Collective is pleased to invite you to the launch of the film by Chulani Kodikara and Velayudan Jayachithra in celebration of International Women’s Day 2014 on 6th March 2014 at 4.30 p.m at ICES Auditorium, Colombo. All are welcome for the screening and discussion … Continue reading Don’t think of me as a woman: An election story from the margins.
As a tribute to all migrant workers of Sri Lanka Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) together with Women and Media Collective (WMC) organised the 14th Annual International Migrants Day on the 21 of December at the Mahaveli Centre. This year we not only celebrated our women workers but also their families, especially children who … Continue reading Celebrating International Migrants Day 2013
A four day residential training programme, Stepping Stones, for trade union women on gender and leadership was held in two phases on the 19th and 20th November and on the 17th and 18th December , 2013 in Colombo. The objective if this workshop was to train the trade union members as gender and leadership trainees … Continue reading Gender and leadership workshop: Trade Union Women Claiming Political Leadership
The Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) and Women and Media Collective (WMC) celebrated the 13th Annual International Migrants Day on the 18th of December 2012. It is a day to remember the plight of these migrant women who leave their homes to build a better future their family and of course the economy of … Continue reading Celebrating International Migrants Day 2012
This study by the Women and Media Collective is on Sri Lankan returnee migrant women and, brings to life the stories of thirty women from the Kurunegala District in Sri Lanka. The women had been employed as domestic workers in West Asian Countries and have since returned home. The women speak of how the decisions … Continue reading Transforming lives: The story of returning migrant workers
The Women and Media Collective in collaboration with INFORM and the Free Media Movement, Sri Lanka commemorated Women’s Rights and Human Rights Defender, Sunila Abeysekera in Colombo on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. This also marked the third month since her demise. The event was attended by around 400 people, friends, colleagues and … Continue reading Remembering Sunila: Three months on
The Women and Media Collective (WMC) is organizing a technical training workshop on using social media for advocacy. It will be held on the 28th and 29th of November 2013, from 9am to 5pm, in Colombo. The 2-day residential workshop will be conducted in Tamil by a trainer from India (more details below).
A residential training programme for the trade union women on engaging with the media was held on the 26th and 27th of October 2013 in Colombo. The objective of this workshop was to strengthen the trade union members’ skills in engaging with media and to provide a practical training on presenting their issues. A total … Continue reading Training Programme: Engaging with the media
Women and Media Collective is conducting a series of radio programmes on the rights and issues pertaining to working women in Sri Lanka. Your feedback would be most welcome. Details of the radio programme are as follows. Every Tuesday (from the 1st of October 2013 onwards) Click here to listen to Awadiyen Imu, Women and … Continue reading Awadiyen Imu: Radio Programme on Working Women
A two day residential workshop on Leadership and Capacity Building was organised for the trade union women members by the women and media collective on the 7th and 8th of August 2013. Anoja Weerasinghe and her Abina Acadamy conducted the workshop for WMC. 38 participants attend this workshop. The workshop focused on exercises to build … Continue reading Leadership and Capacity Building Workshop