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Press Release: WMC condemns the attack on HNDA students

Press Release: WMC condemns the attack on HNDA students

2nd October 2015 Press Release Women and Media Collective condemns the police attack on students of the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) while they were protesting opposite the University Grants Commission in Colombo on the 29th of October 2015. We express our deep concern on the manner in which this brutality occurred especially involving...

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Call for entries: WMC short film competition 2015

Call for entries: WMC short film competition 2015

We are calling all film makers to enter the Women and Media Collective short film completion for the year 2015.    This year we are encouraging you to create films based on the following themes: Eliminate Violence Against Women Increasing Women’s Political Representation Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers Prizes will be awarded to the...

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Not Gonna Take it Lying Down

Not Gonna Take it Lying Down

Not Gonna Take it Lying Down will be launched Today, 27th of March 2014, by Women’s Support Group (WSG) at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Colombo. Not Gonna Take It Lying Down...

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Media Statement: Government should invest in providing long-term childcare to families of women employed overseas

Media Statement: Government should invest in providing long-term childcare to families of women employed overseas

The Women and Media Collective is very concerned that the recently issued circular of the Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare requires prospective women migrants to provide information on their family background and evidence of adequate childcare arrangements as a condition for leaving for employment overseas. WMC recognizes this as an infringement of a...

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Shortlist (SCRIPTS) : WMC Short Film Competition 2013

Shortlist (SCRIPTS) : WMC Short Film Competition 2013

Shortlist of selected scripts Amila Sanjeewa – Nanny Sanath Dissanayake – Sithuvili Vajira Yaapa – Sudu Muhunai Kota Gawmai Hari Avadarnam Niroshan Chandrawijayakumar – Are We Ready….? A Story on Us Tilani Fernando – Overcoming Gender Stereotypes U.A Nalini Senevirathne – Diri Ganimu – Divi Rakimu L.P.C.B. Jayathilake – Mhemai M. Nipunika Melanthi Fernando –...

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WMC Mourns the Demise of Sunila Abeysekera

WMC Mourns the Demise of Sunila Abeysekera

We at Women and Media Collective (WMC) are deeply saddened at the loss of Sunila Abeysekera, a leading human rights activist in Sri Lanka who was one of the founding members of our organization and an Honorary Director. She passed away on the 9th of September 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Rest in Peace Sunila....

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Media Statement – Journalism Awards 2012

Women journalists shine at the Journalism Awards...

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Media Statement: Sexism and discrimination in the Sri Lankan Parliament

Media Statement: Sexism and discrimination in the Sri Lankan Parliament

The Women and Media Collective together with other concerned representatives of women’s organisations wish to express our dismay at the continuing statements made by Sri Lankan parliamentarians belittling Sri Lankan women’s role and contributions to...

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