Bringing Unpaid Care Work from the Private to Public Arena – Through the ‘Empowerment’ Looking Glass. Sepali Kottegoda D.Phil (Sussex) Women and Media Collective 2 March 2017 Introduction I would like to thank the Australian Human Rights Commission for inviting me to speak here today, as part of its events to mark International Women’s Day. … Continue reading Keynote: Importance of recognising unpaid care work.
The month of March is Women’s History Month which coincides with International Women’s Day. Thus in celebration of IWD 2017, we are featuring some of the most remarkable women from Sri Lanka. These info-graphics are profiles of women and their contributions to society and to the feminist movement. Women’s history month is an annual declared … Continue reading Women’s History Month on IWD 2017
SRI LANKA COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE Presented at 66th Session, Geneva Presented by: Thiyagi Piyadasa, Hyshyama Hamin, Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Shyamala Gomez, Anushani Alagarajah and Kumudini Samuel, on behalf activists and organizations (listed in page 4) working on women’s civil, political, socio-cultural and economic rights in rural and urban parts of Sri Lanka. Madam … Continue reading SRI LANKA: COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE
Members of the Women and Media Collective were part of the “Who Cares!” forum in Melbourne yesterday to discuss the implications of the care economy on women and its contribution to the labour force. In Sri Lanka most women take on a role outside the labour force engaging in what is known as unpaid care … Continue reading My Time, My Work, My Value: Valuing Unpaid Care Work
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අනාගතවාදී නව ආණ්ඩුක්රම ව්යවස්ථාවක් සඳහා ස්ත්රීන්ගේ පෙළගැස්ම Click here to download the publication
A national policy dialogue highlighting the need for more comprehensive policies in relation to women’s empowerment and gender equality was organised by the Women and Media Collective in Colombo on the 8th of November 2016. Women in economic policy, women’s labour and work and sexual and reproductive health and rights were key areas that were … Continue reading Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in National Policy: Dialogue with Policy Makers
The screening and award ceremony of the Women and Media Collective short film competition was held on the 31st of October 2016 at the Namel Malani Punchi theatre. Awards for competitions 2015 and 2016 were presented on this day to short film and short film script winners.