Category: Gender & Sexuality

SRI LANKA: COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE

SRI LANKA COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE Presented at 66th Session, Geneva Presented by: Thiyagi Piyadasa, Hyshyama Hamin, Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Shyamala Gomez, Anushani Alagarajah and Kumudini Samuel, on behalf activists and organizations (listed in page 4) working on women’s civil, political, socio-cultural and economic rights in rural and urban parts of Sri Lanka. ——— … Continue reading SRI LANKA: COLLECTIVE ORAL STATEMENT TO CEDAW COMMITTEE

Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in National Policy: Dialogue with Policy Makers

A national policy dialogue highlighting the need for more comprehensive policies in relation to women’s empowerment and gender equality was organised by the Women and Media Collective in Colombo on the 8th of November 2016. Women in economic policy, women’s labour and work and sexual and reproductive health and rights were key areas that were … Continue reading Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in National Policy: Dialogue with Policy Makers

EROTICS: Feminist Politics of Technology and Digital Security Workshop

In August 2016 feminists and sexual rights activists participated in a workshop on Feminist Politics of Technology and Digital Security organised by the Women and Media Collective together with the Association of Progressive Communications (APC). The workshop attempted to provide insights to how activists can harness the internet to talk about violence against women and … Continue reading EROTICS: Feminist Politics of Technology and Digital Security Workshop

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

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 … Continue reading Submission on LGBTIQ Persons and Transitional Justice Mechanisms

Options 2015: Issue 1

This is the fiftieth anniversary issue of the Options magazine which has been based on the theme Sexual Rights and Reproductive Health and Rights. You can read the Options magazine online or click here to download it in a PDF format. OPTIONS (50) 2016 by wmcsrilanka on Scribd

A Meaningful Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination: Recognising Sexual and Gender Identities

Source: Groundviews  In response to the call by the Public Representations Committee (PRC) for public submissions relating to proposed constitutional reforms, the following submission was made to the PRC on March 15th 2016. Titled ‘A Meaningful Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination: Recognising Sexual and Gender Identities’ this submission focused on specific challenges faced by members … Continue reading A Meaningful Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination: Recognising Sexual and Gender Identities