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
An eight episode radio drama “Kadathurawen Ehaa” was conceptualized and produced in Sinhala and aired on the Sinhala Commercial Service (SLBC), on the impact of the peace process on individuals and communities, to highlight how peace has transformed people’s lives and discuss the consequences of war. The script was written by Kathline Jayawardena, produced by … Continue reading Radio Drama on the Peace Process
A short drama festival and a Musical Show were held in Colombo on the 28th November 2006 to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The theme of this event was A Tomorrow Free of Violence. The festival was open to the public free of charge and WMC made this opportunity to … Continue reading International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2006
Two consultative meetings were held, in May and November 2006, with government officials and relevant NGOs working on migrant rights issues, to determine the type of data that should be included and brought to the attention of the Migrant Rights Committee. The Sri Lankan Government, as part of its obligation under the International Convention on the … Continue reading Preparation of Migrant Rights Alternative Report