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International Women’s Day 2013

International Women’s Day 2013

International Women’s Day 2013 was celebrated in Colombo on the 8th of March under the theme of “A promise is a promise: time for action to end violence against women”. A parade from Nugegoda Weli Park to the Ananda Samarakoon Open Air Theater in Nugegoda consisted of activists, street drama, cyclists, skaters, viridu singers, etc....

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Preliminary Meeting with Trade Union Leaders in Sri Lanka

Preliminary Meeting with Trade Union Leaders in Sri Lanka

Building upon past initiatives, Women and Media Collective (WMC) intends to consolidate its work on increasing women’s political representation in Local Government Authorities by working with women members of 20 selected trade unions. One of the main objectives of the programme will be to enhance the capacities of trade union women by establishing a network...

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Media Statement: International Migrants Day 2012

Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) has issued a media statement in lieu of International Migrants Day 2012. It’s available in Sinhala, Tamil and...

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New Media Training (FOKUS)

New Media Training (FOKUS)

As part of the Fokus project, a 2 day residential new media training was held in Colombo on the 29th and 30th of November 2012. The training was conducted by Sanjana Hattotuwa, the editor of Groundviews, an award winning citizen journalism website. The training components included introduction to new media, training on some technical aspects...

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Meeting with urban women

Meeting with urban women

This project envisages to empower women in low income earning families in the urban areas of Colombo. We tried to identify the problems faced by the women living in low income earning families from selected 8 urban settlements identified in the Colombo city and in the areas near by. Several focal point discussions, workshops and...

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CEDAW training for local women’s organizations in the context of conflict and post-war Sri lanka

CEDAW training for local women’s organizations in the context of conflict and post-war Sri lanka

A 5 day Residential Training was held in Colombo, on the use of CEDAW and UNSCR 1325 for information gathering and documentation purposes in relation to issues faced by women affected by the conflict. The training was conducted by WMC and IWRAW-AP and was attended by 20 participants (4 each from 5 partner organizations) from...

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WMC Director Dr. Sepali Kottegoda at the National Conference on “The Role of Women in Reconciliation”

WMC Director Dr. Sepali Kottegoda at the National Conference on “The Role of Women in Reconciliation”

WMC Director Dr. Sepali Kottegoda spoke at the National Conference on “The Role of Women in Reconciliation” on the 23rd of July 2012. Her presentation Do Women play a role in Sri Lanka’s ‘Reconciliation’?: Gender dynamics in the transition from war to peace can be found below. Photo...

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Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse

Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse

A demonstration was held on the 20th of July 2012 at Lipton Circus, Town Hall, Colombo. It was convened by Kamini M. Vitarana and women gathered to protest the current spate of incidents of violence against women and children, remarks by the police that this is “the fault of the parents” and the inability of...

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