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Selected photographers: WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014

After an extensive selection process with our panel of judges the photographers for the WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014 have been selected. In celebration of Women and Media Collective 30 years of activism the photography exhibition will be held alongside WMC’s anniversary exhibition which will highlight women’s struggles and achievements in bringing about a right’s … Continue reading Selected photographers: WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014

Celebrating International Migrants Day 2014

The 15th Annual International Migrants Day was celebrated by the Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) and Women and Media Collective (WMC) in Colombo at the Mahaveli Centre. As the country prepares for the 2015 presidential elections ACTFORM reminds us that migrant workers are deprived of their voting privileges. Being one of the larger foreign … Continue reading Celebrating International Migrants Day 2014

Shortlisted Scripts: WMC Short Film Competition 2014

The following entries have been shortlisted for Women and Media Collective’s (WMC) short film competition. All selected short film producers please send us your 2 minutes film by the 22nd of January 2015.   Shortlist of selected scripts Dinusha Samanmali – Nethmanaya J.P.K. Jayaweera – Thulanaya Asiri Upeksha Jayasinghe – Duwili Atharin Arunika Nirmani Perera … Continue reading Shortlisted Scripts: WMC Short Film Competition 2014

Let’s ensure migrant workers voting rights! (IMD 2014)

Let us commemorate the International Migrant Workers’ Day on 18 December 2014! In 2014 we celebrate the fifteenth International Migrant Workers’ Day (IMWD). The United Nations Organisation declared 18 December as IMWD in 2000. Since then many states in the world, especially countries of origin, celebrate this day dedicated to migrant workers. The great contribution … Continue reading Let’s ensure migrant workers voting rights! (IMD 2014)

WMC condemns the statement made by Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake

Women and Media Collective vehemently condemns the recent statement made by the Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake which was directed at the Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumarathunge. The Minister of Higher Education stated that the former President should be “put down in the ground, trampled, stripped naked and made to run along … Continue reading WMC condemns the statement made by Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake

Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

In preparation for the South Asia Consultation for Beijing+20, women’s civil society organisations in Sri Lanka came together to discuss Sri Lanka’s situation within the context of the Beijing Declaration Platform for Action (BPFA). Held on the 9th of October at CENWOR in Colombo the Sri Lanka consultation for Beijing+20 highlighted five critical areas of … Continue reading Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

Expert Group Consultation on Equality

Recognising the need for an in depth analysis and understanding of equality and non-discrimination, twenty of South Asia’s gender specialists joined the deliberations in Colombo at the South Asia Expert Group Consultation held from the 13 – 15 September 2014. Organised by Women and Media Collective (Sri Lanka) in partner with North East Network (India) … Continue reading Expert Group Consultation on Equality

Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Sunila Abeysekara, a much respected human rights defender, an inspiring feminist and mentor to women in Sri Lanka and around the world, was remembered on the 5th of September 2014 at the Women and Media Collective in Colombo, a year after her passing. Words cannot describe the affection and respect that was shared by all … Continue reading Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Fairness prevails for the murder and rape of FTZ woman worker says women’s groups

A high court judge sentenced a medical doctor, of the Negambo hospital, to death on the 3rd of September 2014 for the murder of young woman in 2007. Chamila Dissanayake (23) who was working in the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Katunayake was raped, strangled and then pushed to hear death, according to medical reports, … Continue reading Fairness prevails for the murder and rape of FTZ woman worker says women’s groups