WMC with the support of Women Defining Peace (WDP) coordinated the broadcasting of a TV campaign for a quota for women in political institutions as part of the We Women campaign.Two TV spots were produced in August 2008 Sinhala advertisements were telecasted on Derana TV and Sirasa TV, while the Tamil advertisements were telecasted on … Continue reading TV Campaign on Women’s Political Participation
May – August 2008 WMC launched this project in 2007 and it was continued in 2008 with the same objectives of increasing women’s knowledge of local government, building their capacity to contest local government elections, helping them enable good governance, etc. The observation teams continued the monitoring of selected Local Councils in Kurunegala, Monaragala and … Continue reading Strengthening Governance and Increasing Women’s Representation in Local Government (Kurunegala, Monaragala, Badulla)
The Women and Media Collective was part of the ‘We Women’ coalition in the month of January. ‘We Women’ is a coalition of individual women and women’s groups who came together in the event of Sri Lanka celebrating 60 years of independence in 2008. The objective of forming this coalition was to collectively and critically … Continue reading We Women campaign
In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women sixteen TV and Radio messages were broadcast during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence. It was noteworthy that the messages were all relayed by men, both well-known personalities and ordinary citizens, from diverse walks of life. The aim behind this … Continue reading Media Campaign – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence
The WMC with support from OXFAM Sri Lanka and the We Can Campaign displayed billboards in eight locations island-wide (except in the North), for a period of three months, beginning in May 2007. Sinhala language billboards were displayed inKandy, Hambantota,Anuradhapura, and Welisara, and Tamil language billboards in Trincomalee, Puttalam, Batticaloa and Hatton.