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WMC Short Film Competition 2015 & 2016 – Award ceremony

The screening and award ceremony of the Women and Media Collective short film competition was held on the 31st of October 2016 at the Namel Malani Punchi theatre. Awards for competitions 2015 and 2016 were presented on this day to short film and short film script...

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International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Yesterday was the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances and in commemoration Right to Life organised a meeting for the families of the disappeared in Colombo. Around 300 family members, mostly women, of the disappeared gathered at the Viharamahadevi park. While they welcomed the Office of the Missing Persons the event also highlighted...

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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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While we congratulate the newly appointed women ministers we too are vigilant of the 100 days programme

Women and Media Collective would like to congratulate the newly appointed women ministers in Sri Lanka, Chandani Bandara, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Vijeyakala Maheshwaran, Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs, Thalatha Athukorala, Minister of Foreign Employment, Rosy Senanayake, Minister of Children’s Affairs and Anoma Gamage, Deputy Minister of Irrigation. We take this opportunity to encourage you...

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