WMC is broadcasting a series of 30 second Radio Spot Advertisements for a period of six months, advocating peace related themes. The spots are aired daily on Sinhala National Service (98.3 FM) before morning news at 6.00am and on Sinhala Commercial Service (93.3 FM) before morning news at 6.30am.
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
The South Asian People’s Assembly (People’s SAARC 2008) was held in Colombo on July 18, 19 and 20 at the Viharamahadevi Park. Sine 1993, there has been a regular and ongoing process of collaboration, discussion, strategizing and action across South Asia parallel to the meeting of heads of government of the South Asian Association for … Continue reading People’s SAARC
The 2008 feminist film festival (from 24th to 26th of March) screened the following films: The Take by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein; Provoked by Jerg Mundhra; and Sancharam by Steven Soderbergh. The films were screened twice each day and a discussion after the matinee show was facilitated by Prof. Neloufer de Mel; Kaushalya Perera, … Continue reading WMC Film Festival 2008
The Stages Theatre Group approached WMC for financial support for their next Forum Theatre production scheduled to go on boards from 8th to 12th of March 2008. The topics selected for the performance included Marital Rape and Ethnic Conflict. The purpose of Forum Theatre is to encourage people of different perspectives to start exchanging views, … Continue reading Forum Theatre
YATV in collaboration with WMC and Women”s Campaign International introduces a new TV and Radio Talk Show Series from September 2008. The series highlights women”s experiences and contributions to society.
The WMC produced two-minute radio clips called “Kadathurawen Eha” which focus on women’s issues. The clips were aired on the Sinhala Commercial Service radio stations in 2007. The clips raise issues such as women’s rights, violence against women, sexual harassment, International Women’s Day, migrant workers, women plantation workers, women in politics, education, health, and media.
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.
A feminist film festival was held on March 26th, 27th and 28th 2007 at the Russian Cultural Centre to celebrate the International Women’s day. Films screened were Earth directed by Deepa Mehtha, Calendar Girls directed by Nigel Cole, and Rosentrasse directed by Margarethe Vontrotta. After every film screening there were discussions on the film facilitated by … Continue reading WMC Film Festival 2007
International Women’s Day 2007 was celebrated by over 1,000 women from 40 women’s organizations belonging to the network Sri Lanka Women for Peace and Democracy. The women who attended were from Moneragala, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Hatton, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Mahiyanganaya, Wilpotha, Rajanganay, Welikanda, Singhapura, Hambantota, Galle, Buttala, Badulla, Matara, Ratnapura, Negombo, Kalutara, Colombo, Moratuwa, Ja-Ela, Katunayake, … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2007