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Social media workshop for local councilors (Ampara)

A workshop on Social Media for local council women members in the Ampara District was held in the Advanced Technological Institute Section in Samanthurai. This was a one day workshop held on the 17th of December 2018. 26 women local council members participated in the workshop. Both Sinhala and Tamil members attended the workshop where … Continue reading Social media workshop for local councilors (Ampara)

Demonstration: Women mobilise for an ethical political culture

As women and citizens of this country we denounce the blatant attempt to grab and retain power at any cost. Our politicians believe power and brute force can win over rights and principles. Their actions have led to political and financial uncertainty. Women bear an unfair burden of thecost of political and financial uncertainty. The … Continue reading Demonstration: Women mobilise for an ethical political culture

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

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