Category: State and Politics

Media Campaign for increasing women’s representation at Local Government (2010/2011)

Newspaper advertisements In September 2010 WMC published several newspaper advertisements for a period of one month in Sinhala, Tamil and English in the following newspapers. They focused on the proposed amendment to the Local Government Act. Sunday Island, Sunday Divaina, Virakesari, Silumina, Sunday Observer, Dinamina and Virakesari. In January 2011 more newspaper advertisements were published in Sinhala and Tamil promoting … Continue reading Media Campaign for increasing women’s representation at Local Government (2010/2011)

Felicitation ceremony for the women MPs of the 7th Parliament

WMC felicitated the 13 female Members of Parliament elected to the 7th Parliament of Sri Lanka from the 2010 Parliamentary Election. Minister of Child Development & Women’s Affairs Tissa Karaliyadde was Chief Guest at the event. Those felicitated included Sumedha Jayasena, Nirupama Rajapakse, Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Rosy Senanayake, Malani Fonseka, Kamala Ranatunga, Thalatha Atukorale, Sriyani Wijewickrama, … Continue reading Felicitation ceremony for the women MPs of the 7th Parliament

Consultation meeting (2010) on the CEDAW Shadow Report

Recently, the Women and Media Collective facilitated a consultation meeting on the CEDAW Shadow Report at CENWOR, on the 03rd of August 2009. The meeting was attended by over 50 participants from WMC’s network organizations based inColomboand the Suburbs. At the meeting, the chapters compiled under the 2002-2009 Shadow Report were presented and discussed. An … Continue reading Consultation meeting (2010) on the CEDAW Shadow Report