In Sri Lanka women constitute less than 6% of Parliament, 5% of Provincial Councils and 2% in Local Councils. These statistics are the lowest in South Asia and Sri Lanka is the only country in the region without a quota for women in Local Councils. One of the main reasons for such low representation has … Continue reading Nominations and Votes for Women
In commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which falls on the 25th of November, the GBV Forum launched a 16 day campaign (25th November to 10th December) to end violence against women. A billboard campaign was initiated this year as well, with the GBV Forum’s 2009 theme of “WE CAN … Continue reading 16 Days of Activism
In commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which falls on the 25th of November, the GBV Forum has launched a 16 day campaign (25th November to 10th December) to end violence against women. GBV Forum’s 2008 slogan “Violence Against Women Hurts Us All … ACT NOW – End Violence … Continue reading Bus, Sticker and White Ribbon Campaign – 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
‘Her footsteps, from then to now’, an exhibition highlighting the milestones of the history of the women’s movement in Sri Lanka and contributions by women’s organisations towards its development was organized by the Women and Media Collective on 27th and 28th September 2008. The exhibition dealt with an array of issues which included Women and Politics, … Continue reading Exhibition of Women’s Activism
WMC marked International Peace Day on the 21st of September 2008 by sponsoring several television and radio musical programs to broadcast peace songs. The songs were broadcast in the following channels. Derana TV – Peace Day Musical Program Swarnavahini – Hada Randi Paya Sinhala Commercial Service – FM 93.3, 106.9, 96.9 Thendral FM – FM 104.8, … Continue reading International Peace Day 2008
A short drama festival and a Musical Show were held in Colombo on the 28th November 2006 to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The theme of this event was A Tomorrow Free of Violence. The festival was open to the public free of charge and WMC made this opportunity to … Continue reading International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2006
The International Centre for Ethnic Studies, the Women & Media Collective and INFORM, jointly submitted a document, ‘Human Rights and Humanitarian Concerns of Women’ to the Co-Chairs Meeting which was held on 12 September 2006 inBrussels. A submission on gender issues was also made by various women’s groups to the Panel of Experts on Constitutional Reform … Continue reading Submission of “Human Rights and Humanitarian Concerns of Women”
The WMC used the medium of radio to strengthen peace advocacy by placing a series of 10 second Radio Spot Advertisements during the Vesak Week. This was broadcast in Sinhala on Sha FM and SLBC 11th – 14th of May 2006. The messages appealed for an end to all violence and killings.