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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 … Continue reading International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

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 … Continue reading Call for entries: WMC short film competition 2015

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

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 … Continue reading University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC

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