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Transforming lives: The story of returning migrant workers

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

Media Statement: Government should invest in providing long-term childcare to families of women employed overseas

The Women and Media Collective is very concerned that the recently issued circular of the Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare requires prospective women migrants to provide information on their family background and evidence of adequate childcare arrangements as a condition for leaving for employment overseas. WMC recognizes this as an infringement of a … Continue reading Media Statement: Government should invest in providing long-term childcare to families of women employed overseas

Shortlist (SCRIPTS) : WMC Short Film Competition 2013

Shortlist of selected scripts Amila Sanjeewa – Nanny Sanath Dissanayake – Sithuvili Vajira Yaapa – Sudu Muhunai Kota Gawmai Hari Avadarnam Niroshan Chandrawijayakumar – Are We Ready….? A Story on Us Tilani Fernando – Overcoming Gender Stereotypes U.A Nalini Senevirathne – Diri Ganimu – Divi Rakimu L.P.C.B. Jayathilake – Mhemai M. Nipunika Melanthi Fernando – … Continue reading Shortlist (SCRIPTS) : WMC Short Film Competition 2013