Category: Advocacy

Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in National Policy: Dialogue with Policy Makers

A national policy dialogue highlighting the need for more comprehensive policies in relation to women’s empowerment and gender equality was organised by the Women and Media Collective in Colombo on the 8th of November 2016. Women in economic policy, women’s labour and work and sexual and reproductive health and rights were key areas that were … Continue reading Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in National Policy: Dialogue with Policy Makers

Consultation on Gender and Electoral Systems

The move to reform electoral systems in the country has generated a broad discussion, particularly around the participation of women in the political process. The proposed Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) electoral systems is expected to use the First Past the Post (FPTP) and Proportional Representation (PR) voting systems enabling voters with greater privilege over the … Continue reading Consultation on Gender and Electoral Systems

Winners of WMC short film competition 2015/2016

Short film winners 1st place S. Gnanamathangi for Mm 2nd Place S.R.G. Chathumi Vidushika for Prathivartha (The Image) 3rd Place Sivaraj for Ino Oru Yugam Seywom Special Jury Awards Kusum Jayaweera for Gehenun yata weda Short Film Script Winners 1st place – S.R.G. Chathumi Vidushika Script name: Prathivartha 2nd place – S. Gnanamathangi Script name: … Continue reading Winners of WMC short film competition 2015/2016

In pictures: WMC women’s photography exhibition and children’s poster exhibition

The Women and Media Collective recently held the annual women’s photography exhibition along with a children’s poster exhibition at the Lionel Wendt and Harold Pieris Galley. The opening and prize giving ceremony was on the 16th of June 2016 at the Lionel Wendt. The exhibitions were opened for public viewing on the 17 & 18 … Continue reading In pictures: WMC women’s photography exhibition and children’s poster exhibition

DAWN at CPD 49: Meeting the SRHR of all people: Advancing the Montevideo Consensus agenda

Source: DAWN Chair: Kumudini Samuel, DAWN (Sri Lanka) Speakers: • Cecilia Stapff, Representative of the Uruguayan Delegation for CPD (Uruguay) • Julia Terborg, Center for People’s Devt (Suriname) • Oriana Lopez, RESURJ (Mexico) • Cai Yiping, DAWN (China) The Permanent Mission of Uruguay and DAWN co-sponsored a side event at the 49th session of UN Commission … Continue reading DAWN at CPD 49: Meeting the SRHR of all people: Advancing the Montevideo Consensus agenda

Women’s submissions to the PRC on Constitutional reforms

The Women and Media Collective held several discussions with women’s rights activists and groups from over 20 districts on the new constitution making process. The drafting of third constitution since Sri Lanka’s independence encouraged public opinions for the very first time. At this historic juncture it was important that thoughts and concerns of women were … Continue reading Women’s submissions to the PRC on Constitutional reforms

A Meaningful Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination: Recognising Sexual and Gender Identities

Source: Groundviews  In response to the call by the Public Representations Committee (PRC) for public submissions relating to proposed constitutional reforms, the following submission was made to the PRC on March 15th 2016. Titled ‘A Meaningful Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination: Recognising Sexual and Gender Identities’ this submission focused on specific challenges faced by members … Continue reading A Meaningful Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination: Recognising Sexual and Gender Identities

A consultation on Gender and Electoral Reforms in the Constitution

To further engage women in identifying key provisions for electoral reform and women’s political participation in the constitution the Women and Media Collective organised a workshop for women’s rights activists and groups from across the island on the 3rd and 4th of March 2016. This was following a series of meetings undertaken by the WMC … Continue reading A consultation on Gender and Electoral Reforms in the Constitution