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Vote for Women Campaign Launch

Vote for Women Campaign Launch

The Vote for Women campaign was launched on the 5th of August to coincide with Sri Lanka’s upcoming General Elections scheduled to be held on the 17 of August 2015. There are total of 6,151 candidates from 21 political parties and independent groups competing for the 225 seats in parliament. Of the total candidates nominated,...

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University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC

University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC

A group of human rights law students from the University of Colombo and the Gallatin School, New York visited Women and Media Collective to learn more about WMC’s role in addressing women’s rights issues in Sri Lanka and its applicability in achieving gender equality. Women in politics, women in trade unions, migrant workers rights and...

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WMC Short Film Competition 2014

The awards for the winning short films of the Women and Media Collectives short film competition were presented at the opening ceremony of WMC’s 30th anniversary exhibition on the 10th of February 2015. This year first place went to J.P. Kusum Jayaweera for ‘Weegawath Gahaniya’ (Speed Woman). Kusum is a nurse from the Anuradhapura teaching...

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IWD 2015: International Women’s Day March

IWD 2015: International Women’s Day March

Women’s rights groups from all parts of Sri Lanka made it happen on the streets of Colombo to mark International Women’s Day 2015. On the 9th of March, women’s groups were demanding for an increase in political representation for women by introducing at least a 25% quota in all political bodies and to establish an...

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Winners: WMC Short Film Competition 2014

The winners of the Women and Media Collective’s short film competition have been selected. There were an overwhelming number of entries this year and while we appreciate all those who sent in their scripts we are happy to announce the winners of the 2014 competition. Prizes will be presented to the winners at the opening...

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While we congratulate the newly appointed women ministers we too are vigilant of the 100 days programme

Women and Media Collective would like to congratulate the newly appointed women ministers in Sri Lanka, Chandani Bandara, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Vijeyakala Maheshwaran, Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs, Thalatha Athukorala, Minister of Foreign Employment, Rosy Senanayake, Minister of Children’s Affairs and Anoma Gamage, Deputy Minister of Irrigation. We take this opportunity to encourage you...

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Shortlisted Scripts: WMC Short Film Competition 2014

Shortlisted Scripts: WMC Short Film Competition 2014

The following entries have been shortlisted for Women and Media Collective’s (WMC) short film competition. All selected short film producers please send us your 2 minutes film by the 22nd of January 2015.   Shortlist of selected scripts Dinusha Samanmali – Nethmanaya J.P.K. Jayaweera – Thulanaya Asiri Upeksha Jayasinghe – Duwili Atharin Arunika Nirmani Perera...

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WMC television talk show: Kadapatha

WMC television talk show: Kadapatha

In an effort to delve into the issues that are surrounding women and women’s rights, Women and Media Collective will telecast a series of talk shows on local television channel Swarnavahini, every Thursday at 10 p.m. Audience members are invited to ask questions during the discussion from the selected panel members who are involved or...

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Media work

You’re most welcome to work with us as a writer, blogger, radio maker or filmer. WMC works from a women’s perspective, covering women’s and gender issues. We offer support for your work and opportunities to get your work published, through weblogs, our magazines or other outlets.

Campaigns and events

We also invite you to support our campaigns and events. Do you like to organise activities? Or assist our work with women and women organisations in Sri Lanka?

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(off Castle Street)
Colombo 8
phone: + 94-11-2690201 / 5632045 / 5635900
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