Women and Media Collective is deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Pearl Stephen, Founder and Director of Women’s Development Centre (WDC), Kandy. She has been working tirelessly for the past three decades for the welfare of women and girls, especially to end violence against women. The first shelter in Kandy for women victims of … Continue reading WMC condoles demise of Pearl Stephen
Options (No. 47) on Language, edited by Vivimarie Vanderpoorten available online here or you can download it on Scrib by clicking on this link here Options No. 47 by wmcsrilanka on Scribd
The Women and Media Collective together with other concerned representatives of women’s organisations wish to express our dismay at the continuing statements made by Sri Lankan parliamentarians belittling Sri Lankan women’s role and contributions to society.
A two day residential training Programme for Trade Union women members was held on the 19th and 20th on June 2013 in Colombo. The training programme was on Trade Unions, Women Worker Rights and Skills.
Women and Media Collective participated in the protest march organised by the People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill (PMAIEB) on the 15th of May 2013. Participants included several political parties, trade unions including Health Services Trade Unions Alliance, various civil society actors including women’s organizations and also the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA).
Joining the Dots is a research that explores the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas combining UNSCR 1325, CEDAW and BPFA. The research was carried out in 6 countries in the Asia Pacific region, Fiji, Aceh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan by Asia Pacific Women’s Watch, JERA International, Australia and the Women … Continue reading Joining the Dots – Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas
During a meeting for Sinhala and Tamil language women bloggers, Women and Media Collective caught up with two women bloggers who have been active in the blogsphere for many years, Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai and Sanjeewika Manohari. Interview with Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai (English language) Interview with Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai (Tamil language) Interview with Sanjeewika Manohari (Sinhala language)
This year, Sri Lankan Trade Unions highlighted the Rights of Women Workers as part of the issues that were raised in the workers’ rallies on May 1st. A number of Trade Union women members were raising banners and placards focusing on women workers’ rights in Sri Lanka, including members of the Government Nursing Officer’s Association … Continue reading May Day 2013 – Trade Unions highlight the rights of women workers
This year, Sri Lankan Trade Unions are planning to highlight the Rights of Women Workers as part of the issues that will be raised in the workers’ rallies on May 1st. A number of Trade Union women members will be raising banners and placards focusing on women workers’ rights in Sri Lanka. Image from https://www.srilankaguardian.org