By Isurinie Mallawaarachchi Source: Ceylon Today It was a few years ago, when a friend called me to ask not to accept a Facebook friend request from a certain person whom she revealed as her former lover. “I am compelled to deactivate all my social media accounts, because this person keeps sending messages to my … Continue reading Cyberbullying and scared women – Ceylon Today
This handbook was designed to support women with a keen interest to get online. Appropriate for beginners, this book introduces you to the very basics of the most commonly used web platforms that are available on the internet for free. It is our intention to encourage women to make their voices heard at a global … Continue reading Getting Online: A basic guide to Email, Blogging, Twitter and Facebook (New Media Handbook)
Petition The establishment of an Independent Women’s Commission was first proposed by women activists and advocates as far back as 1991. Since then a number of proposals have been made by successive governments to statutorily establish such a Commission. In 2003, the United National Front government, headed by the UNP, drafted a Women’s Rights Bill. … Continue reading A New Sri Lanka for Women: establishing an Independent Women’s Commission
The Women and Media Collective (WMC) is organizing a technical training workshop on using social media for advocacy. It will be held on the 28th and 29th of November 2013, from 9am to 5pm, in Colombo. The 2-day residential workshop will be conducted in Tamil by a trainer from India (more details below).
Shortlist of selected scripts Amila Sanjeewa – Nanny Sanath Dissanayake – Sithuvili Vajira Yaapa – Sudu Muhunai Kota Gawmai Hari Avadarnam Niroshan Chandrawijayakumar – Are We Ready….? A Story on Us Tilani Fernando – Overcoming Gender Stereotypes U.A Nalini Senevirathne – Diri Ganimu – Divi Rakimu L.P.C.B. Jayathilake – Mhemai M. Nipunika Melanthi Fernando – … Continue reading Shortlist (SCRIPTS) : WMC Short Film Competition 2013
We at Women and Media Collective (WMC) are deeply saddened at the loss of Sunila Abeysekera, a leading human rights activist in Sri Lanka who was one of the founding members of our organization and an Honorary Director. She passed away on the 9th of September 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Rest in Peace Sunila. … Continue reading WMC Mourns the Demise of Sunila Abeysekera
The Women and Media Collective together with other concerned representatives of women’s organisations wish to express our dismay at the continuing statements made by Sri Lankan parliamentarians belittling Sri Lankan women’s role and contributions to society.
WMC protests and condemns the cartoon by Hasantha Wijenayake in the Sunday Lakbima Newspaper on the 9th of September, 2012. See the embedded letter below.