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IWD 2016: Strengthening and Protecting the rights of women in Sri Lanka through the new constitution

IWD 2016: Strengthening and Protecting the rights of women in Sri Lanka through the new constitution

The struggle for supporting and strengthening women’s human rights in the political, social and economical spheres is far from over. In Sri Lanka for instance various forms of discrimination and violence against women in private and public life continues to undermine the gains made in achieving relatively high social development indicators for women and girls....

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WMC Poster Competition

WMC Poster Competition

‘Let’s improve women’s representation in politics’ Poster...

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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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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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Film: Don’t think of me as a woman, an election story from the margins

Film: Don’t think of me as a woman, an election story from the margins

This film documents the electoral struggle of Aynoon Beebi, a 39-year old Muslim woman from Kinniya, in Trincomalee, at the 2011 local government elections. While celebrating Aynoon’s political ambitions, the film explores the ways in which she challenges mechanisms of power and dominance that are naturalised within her community and political party structures. Women account...

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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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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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Women and Media Collective
56/1 Sarasavi Lane
(off Castle Street)
Colombo 8
phone: + 94-11-2690201 / 5632045 / 5635900
wmcsrilanka@gmail.com