Dr Sepali Kottegoda of the Women and Media Collective attends the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 63 in New York. Here she trains the Participants from the Asia Pacific on the CSW on the 11 March, at the UN Church Centre. Dr. Kottegoda is representative of the Asia Pacific Women’s Watch (APWW). The … Continue reading Attending CSW 63
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, the Women and Media Collective (WMC) together with the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) organised an event to be aired on radio, which featured a panel discussion along with musical performances by popular local female artists. Under the theme “the role of women leaders for an ethical political … Continue reading Women’s day radio programme (IWD 2019)
In celebration of International Women’s Day the launching of Vimarshi by author Seetha Ranjani was held at the Sri Lanka Press Institute on the 8 of March 2019.
An introductory training and briefing to study Unpaid Care Work in Sri Lanka was recently held in Negombo by the Women and Media Collective. The study is expected to analyse the value of unpaid care work through gender lens. Participants from Badulla, Kurunegala, Kandy, Batticaloa, Gampaha and Colombo attended the training on the 20th and … Continue reading Capacity Enhancing: Unpaid Care Work
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)
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
Featuring reflections by Swarna Mallawarachchi, Sherman De Rose and performances by Chithrasena Dance Company and the Suriya Women’s Develpment Centre Cultural Group. Photographs: Ruvin de Silva
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