A media briefing was held on the 17th of February 2010 where all party representatives addressed the media on issues related to women’s representation at elections and in particular about increasing the number of women nominations for the upcoming parliamentary election. Some of the speakers at the event included Western Provincial Council MPs Ashoka Lankathilake … Continue reading Media Briefing on Increasing Women’s Participation at the 2010 Parliamentary Election
A delegation of 25 women members from Rural Support Programmes Network in Pakistan, visited Women and Media Collective in November this year, to meet with its staff for a friendly dialogue and exchange of ideas on feminist activism in Sri Lanka. The meeting was facilitated by the Ministry of Women Affairs. The Pakistani women delegation accompanied … Continue reading Visit by Pakistani Delegation
Women and Media Collective celebrated its 25th year in women’s activism by organizing a series of events under the theme of “Changing Minds; Women and Changing Perspectives”, on how women are changing minds about others, how others are changing minds about women and how women are changing minds about themselves. The main event was “Changing Minds”, … Continue reading WMC 25th Anniversary
WMC screened ‘Loka dekai, eka jeevithayayi’, a film on sugar struggles and peasant women in the 1980’s. The screening was on the 4th June 2009 at WMC. The film was produced by USVA / Women and Media Collective in collaboration with the Progressive Women’s Front.
The film festival was held from March 23rd to 26th at the Russian Cultural Centre at 3.00pm and 6.00pm each day. The following films were screened: Brick Lane by Sarah Gavron, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud and The Secret Life of Bees by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The festival was open to the public and was … Continue reading WMC Film Festival 2009
WMC celebrated International Women’s Day 2009 at a meeting organized by the Praja Diriya Padanama of Puttalam.
කාන්තාව හා මාධ්ය සාමූහිකය සන්ඬේ ලීඩර් පුවත්පතේ ප්රධාන කර්තෘ ලසන්ත වික්රමතුංග ඝාතනය හෙළා දැකීමට හා මාධ්ය මර්දනයට එරෙහිව ජනවාරි 9 වැනිදා සංවිධානය කර තිබූ පිකටිං ව්යාපාරයට සහභාගි විය. ජනවාරි 12 වැනි දින පැවැත් වූ ඝාතනය කළ ජනමාධ්යවේදියාගේ අවමඟුල් උත්සවයට කාන්තාව හා මාධ්ය සාමූහිකය සහභාගි වූ අතර මෑතක දී මාධ්යවලට එල්ල වූ මැර ප්රහාර හෙළා දකින … Continue reading WMC condemns killing of Lasantha Wickrematunge
‘Her footsteps, from then to now’, an exhibition highlighting the milestones of the history of the women’s movement in Sri Lanka and contributions by women’s organisations towards its development was organized by the Women and Media Collective on 27th and 28th September 2008. The exhibition dealt with an array of issues which included Women and Politics, … Continue reading Exhibition of Women’s Activism
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