Gender & Politics

Consultation on Gender and Electoral Systems

The move to reform electoral systems in the country has generated a broad discussion, particularly around the participation of women in the political process. The proposed Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) electoral systems is expected to use the First Past the Post (FPTP) and Proportional Representation (PR) voting systems enabling voters with greater privilege over the...

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Launching of ‘Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Sri Lanka

The Women and Media Collective launched a research report titled ‘Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Sri Lanka: a social media, print media and policy review’ at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) on the 11th of October 2016. At the launch the researchers presented their findings and this was...

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In pictures: Action for a people’s constitution: public meeting and rally

In pictures: Action for a people’s constitution: public meeting and rally

The photographs are from the public meeting and rally of when civil society took to the streets demanding that the new constitution guarantees economic justice and inclusion along with political freedoms and empowers people to secure economic policies that creates opportunities for all. Action for a peoples constitution is a collective of movements, networks, organisations...

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Action for a people’s Constitution: public meeting and rally

Action for a people’s Constitution: public meeting and rally

In a steadfast move to ensure that the voices of civil society were heard in Sri Lanka’s Constitution making process a public meeting and rally was held in Colombo on the 20th of September 2016. It was initiated by a collective of around 100 organisations and individuals wanting to take public action. The meeting, under the banner...

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Action for a Peoples’ Constitution

A new constitution is a historic opportunity for democratisation and sharing of power and sovereignty amongst all peoples of Sri Lanka for a just peace with political and economic equality. We are facing widening economic inequality and precariousness, sharpening regional imbalances, weakening of public health, education and social welfare, and loss of natural resources.This will...

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Submission on LGBTIQ Persons and Transitional Justice Mechanisms

Submission on LGBTIQ Persons and Transitional Justice Mechanisms

TO THE ZONAL TASK FORCE AND THE CONSULTATION TASK FORCE FOR RECONCILIATION MECHANISMS Source: Groundviews Photo Courtesy: 30 Years Ago Introduction We present this submission as individuals self-identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ), as family members and friends of LGBTIQ people, and as individuals/communities coming forward in support of Sri Lankans...

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WMC Short Film Competition 2016

WMC Short Film Competition 2016

Call for script submissions for this year’s short film competition. This is an opportunity for anyone who enjoys script writing and making films or anyone who would like to give it a try. Theme: Increasing Women’s Political Participation Deadline: 8th August 2016 for sending in your scripts only. We are looking for creative short film...

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Towards Transitional Justice

Towards Transitional Justice

As the government moves towards implementing mechanisms of transitional justice (TJ) in the country, a workshop was organised by the Women and Media Collective on the 22 June 2016 to build awareness on the TJ process while also identifying the roles and responsibilities of the Special Taskforce on Reconciliation and Transitional Justice. Designed for civil...

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Media work

You’re most welcome to work with us as a writer, blogger, radio maker or filmer. WMC works from a women’s perspective, covering women’s and gender issues. We offer support for your work and opportunities to get your work published, through weblogs, our magazines or other outlets.

Campaigns and events

We also invite you to support our campaigns and events. Do you like to organise activities? Or assist our work with women and women organisations in Sri Lanka?

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phone: + 94-11-2690201 / 5632045 / 5635900
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