Category: Gender and Work

Training of Trainers manual on leadership for women in Trade Unions of Sri Lanka

This manual was developed with feedback of 40 trade union female members of 20 trade unions who belong to the Trade Union Women United network coordinated by Women and Media Collective. The manual is available in the Sinhala and Tamil languages. Through this manual users can obtain similar levels of knowledge, attitudes and skills and … Continue reading Training of Trainers manual on leadership for women in Trade Unions of Sri Lanka

IWD 2015: Celebrating the life of our founder Sunila Abeysekara

On International Women’s Day as Women and Media Collective celebrates 30 years of activism we take a moment to celebrate the life of founder Sunila Abeysekara. Source: Isis International Why Sunila loved March 8th I visited Sunila around 8th March 2013 to spend some time with her after she’d been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. … Continue reading IWD 2015: Celebrating the life of our founder Sunila Abeysekara

WMC 30th Anniversary: Women’s Struggles, Women’s Pride

The history of women’s activisms in Sri Lanka is yet to be told. Men and male domination have silenced and eliminated women from the ‘official’ histories of the country and similarly around the world. But the memory of women’s activism remains in the stories told by great women like our grandmothers and elders that are … Continue reading WMC 30th Anniversary: Women’s Struggles, Women’s Pride

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)

Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

4 December 2014 The Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing +20 Review provided a historic opportunity for governments and civil society to undertake an honest review of the structural barriers that prevent gender equality and violate women’s human rights. The meeting was intended to improve accountability for implementation of the … Continue reading Civil Society Steering Committee statement on the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment