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People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill

People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill

Women and Media Collective participated in the protest march organised by the People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill (PMAIEB) on the 15th of May 2013. Participants included several political parties, trade unions including Health Services Trade Unions Alliance, various civil society actors including women’s organizations and also the Federation of University Teachers’ Association...

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Joining the Dots – Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas

Joining the Dots – Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas

Joining the Dots is a research that explores the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas combining UNSCR 1325, CEDAW and BPFA. The research was carried out in 6 countries in the Asia Pacific region, Fiji, Aceh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan by Asia Pacific Women’s Watch, JERA International, Australia and the Women...

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May Day 2013 – Trade Unions highlight the rights of women workers

May Day 2013 – Trade Unions highlight the rights of women workers

This year, Sri Lankan Trade Unions highlighted the Rights of Women Workers as part of the issues that were raised in the workers’ rallies on May 1st. A number of Trade Union women members were raising banners and placards focusing on women workers’ rights in Sri Lanka, including members of the Government Nursing Officer’s Association...

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Consultation: “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?”

Consultation: “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?”

A consultation hosted by WMC with the theme “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?” was held on the 4th of April 2013 at Hotel Renuka in Colombo 03. The primary focus was to share the preliminary findings of the research that WMC conducted with Returnee Migrant women workers in...

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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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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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