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
By Hayley Karunadhara “You have a voice, and you have to use it, and you have to walk with integrity, and not be afraid to be vulnerable.” Encore, encore! D’Lo left the audience wanting more with his witty, enriching and heartfelt performance. His comic antic-combined with the stories about his journey as a queer/trans man, … Continue reading A conversation with D’LO
Source: catseyesrilanka Nearly 20 years ago, Cat’s Eye 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!
A social media workshop was organised by the Women and Media Collective for Feminist, women’s rights and sexual rights activists in the country. The workshop was designed to build a conversation around the prevailing narrative and content that is available online, particularly on social media, on the rights of women and sexual minorities. Defining advocacy, … Continue reading OutRight social media workshop
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highlighting the need for comprehensive sexuality education, especially for young people. Click on this link to view the video.
Greetings! Some feminist lovers of the internet and the Association for Progressive Communications are organising a Feminist Internet eXchange pop-up at the Reading Room, in Bangkok on 31st July 2017 (9:30am-5:30pm). This will be following the 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. The main objective of this meetup is to look at the Feminist … Continue reading EROTICS: Feminist Internet Exchange pop-up
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
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Click here to download the report Shadow Report: Discrimination of Lesbian, Bisexual, Women and Transgender Persons in Sri Lanka by wmcsrilanka on Scribd