State & Politics

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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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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Consolidated Submissions on Proposed Constitutional Provisions by Women’s Groups and Networks

Click here to read the consolidated submissions on proposed constitutional provisions by women’s groups. Download the document...

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A consultation on Gender and Electoral Reforms in the Constitution

A consultation on Gender and Electoral Reforms in the Constitution

To further engage women in identifying key provisions for electoral reform and women’s political participation in the constitution the Women and Media Collective organised a workshop for women’s rights activists and groups from across the island on the 3rd and 4th of March 2016. This was following a series of meetings undertaken by the WMC...

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The Quota for Women in Local Government: A pledge for parity and a parody in parliament?

The Quota for Women in Local Government: A pledge for parity and a parody in parliament?

Source: Groundviews By Chulani Kodikara The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality”. A good day to reflect on the 25% mandatory quota for women in local government passed by parliament almost exactly one month ago amidst an uproar created by members of the...

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In pictures: Constitution reforms meeting in Rathnapura

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