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Social Media workshop for women candidates and activists

A social media training for potential and qualified women candidates and women from Civil Society Organisations was held on the 28th of September at the Distance Learning Centre in Colombo. The training programme introduced participants to social media platforms, enabling them to have the skills to engage with an audience online. For the introductory session … Continue reading Social Media workshop for women candidates and activists

In celebration of decriminalizing section 377 in India

Photograph: AFP The Women and Media Collective applauds and celebrates the long years of committed struggle that led to the reading down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalized homosexual behavior between consenting adults. This outcome is the result of a long legal struggle, marked with a succession of petitions which were … Continue reading In celebration of decriminalizing section 377 in India

Press Briefing: civil society report on Provincial Council Election System

At a press briefing this morning a committee comprising of civil society presented a report of recommendations in review of the provincial council election system. The report is a result of several drawbacks that are, at present, looming over the provincial councils act and the electoral system. It was emphasised that consultations for the report … Continue reading Press Briefing: civil society report on Provincial Council Election System

It’s Not her Midriff (or her Arms or Legs), it’s You!

Source: catseyesrilanka Nearly 20 years ago, Cat’s Eye[1] wrote about the peculiar stereotypes expected of ‘good Sri Lankan women’ who are also not just women, but ‘wives and mothers of the nation’. This column drew public attention several times to the sexist double standards and the quick and ready social stigma that follows if and … Continue reading It’s Not her Midriff (or her Arms or Legs), it’s You!

Statement on the Death Penalty in Sri Lanka

Image: Front Page Africa To read the statement in Sinhala and Tamil click here 18 July 2018 As feminists, human rights defenders, university teachers, academics,women’s rights activists and organizations and as citizens involved in working towards the realization of the equal rights of all people, we strongly condemn any attempts by the President and others … Continue reading Statement on the Death Penalty in Sri Lanka