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
The introductory meeting for the Trade Union Women members was held on the 2nd of April 2013 in Colombo and the network Trade Union Women United was formed. This programme is designed to enhance Sri Lankan women trade union members’ representation within the larger political field. A one day consultation was held with a group … Continue reading Formation of Trade Union Women United
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
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
Who we are This project understands the concept of women, peace and security in the larger gender equality framework, which includes, UNSC Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960; the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the MDGs. It is also … Continue reading Women Claiming Rights
A consultation hosted by WMC with the theme “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?” was held on the 4th of April 2013 at Hotel Renuka in Colombo 03. The primary focus was to share the preliminary findings of the research that WMC conducted with Returnee Migrant women workers in … Continue reading Consultation: “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?”