A demonstration was held on the 20th of July 2012 at Lipton Circus, Town Hall, Colombo. It was convened by Kamini M. Vitarana and women gathered to protest the current spate of incidents of violence against women and children, remarks by the police that this is “the fault of the parents” and the inability of … Continue reading Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse
WMC has issued a media statement on the recent spate of incidents of violence against women and children. We urge state institutions such as the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Child Development, the Ministry of Justice, the Child Protection Authority and the Department of Police to act immediately to stop this wave of violence against women and children. … Continue reading Media Statement on the Incidence of Sexual Violence against Women and Children
WMC Short Film Competition was adjudicated in November 2011 and the winning entries were screened during the WMC Film Festival in March 2012. The awarding ceremony was also held during this event. The winners and shortlisted entries have been uploaded to the WMC YouTube channel. There’s also a video clip featuring the film festival and … Continue reading WMC Short Film Competition 2011 | Winners and Shortlist
The 8th annual WMC Film Festival 2012 was held from the 21st to the 23rd of March 2012, at the Punchi Theater, Borella. The screened films were as follows. 21st March – Gangor 22nd March – The Help 23rd March – Miral
The aim of producing 100 Sinhala radio clips which profile 100 Sri Lankan women selected from different fields has been deliberated. 20 clips have been recorded so far, each clip which is 4 minutes long has been broadcast from January 2012. Questions were asked after every 10 shows as a means of surveying the number … Continue reading 100 Women Radio Clips
Women’s Perspectives Reflected in Selected Mainstream / Alternative Media A survey was conducted after airing the clips on the 1325 UN resolution. Though there were a few listeners that recognized the topics of the radio clips the majority had not heard of Resolution 1325 before.
ACTFORM produced a documentary on Ariyawathie from Hakmana, Matara (in the Southern Province) who was inhumanely tortured while working in Saudi Arabia in 2010 by her employers who hammered nails into various parts of her body. The documentary is in Sinhala with English subtitles. DVDs were distributed to relevant Ministries, migrant worker organizations, trade unions etc. and … Continue reading Documentary on migrant worker Ariyawathie
WMC attended a press conference on 17.11.2011 regarding the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda
WMC attended the launch of four books on the 18th August 2011 by prominent author and former advisory board member of WMC Anula De Silva.
WMC held a press conference on the 17th of August 2011 in order to discuss the issue of “Grease Devils” which spread fear among women all over the country for several months and subjected them to a great deal of abuse. It was attended by a group of women including those from the Eastern province, … Continue reading Press Conference on the issue of “Grease Devils”