2nd October 2015 Press Release Women and Media Collective condemns the police attack on students of the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) while they were protesting opposite the University Grants Commission in Colombo on the 29th of October 2015. We express our deep concern on the manner in which this brutality occurred especially involving … Continue reading Press Release: WMC condemns the attack on HNDA students
We are calling all film makers to enter the Women and Media Collective short film completion for the year 2015. This year we are encouraging you to create films based on the following themes: Eliminate Violence Against Women Increasing Women’s Political Representation Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers Prizes will be awarded to the … Continue reading Call for entries: WMC short film competition 2015
Petition The establishment of an Independent Women’s Commission was first proposed by women activists and advocates as far back as 1991. Since then a number of proposals have been made by successive governments to statutorily establish such a Commission. In 2003, the United National Front government, headed by the UNP, drafted a Women’s Rights Bill. … Continue reading A New Sri Lanka for Women: establishing an Independent Women’s Commission
Not Gonna Take it Lying Down will be launched Today, 27th of March 2014, by Women’s Support Group (WSG) at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Colombo. Not Gonna Take It Lying Down (English)
Shortlist of selected scripts Amila Sanjeewa – Nanny Sanath Dissanayake – Sithuvili Vajira Yaapa – Sudu Muhunai Kota Gawmai Hari Avadarnam Niroshan Chandrawijayakumar – Are We Ready….? A Story on Us Tilani Fernando – Overcoming Gender Stereotypes U.A Nalini Senevirathne – Diri Ganimu – Divi Rakimu L.P.C.B. Jayathilake – Mhemai M. Nipunika Melanthi Fernando – … Continue reading Shortlist (SCRIPTS) : WMC Short Film Competition 2013
We at Women and Media Collective (WMC) are deeply saddened at the loss of Sunila Abeysekera, a leading human rights activist in Sri Lanka who was one of the founding members of our organization and an Honorary Director. She passed away on the 9th of September 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Rest in Peace Sunila. … Continue reading WMC Mourns the Demise of Sunila Abeysekera
Women journalists shine at the Journalism Awards 2012
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.
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
The WMC protests and condemns articles published in the front page of the Ceylon Today newspaper on the 22nd of January 2012, page 12 of its Sinhala newspaper ‘Mawbima’ on the 23rd of January and, the online editions of both newspapers regarding a woman drunk driver. See below the statement in English and Sinhala.