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WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2014

WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2014

The 2014 women’s photography exhibition by Women and Media Collective was held alongside WMC’s 30th anniversary exhibition Women’s Struggles, Women’s Pride. From the 11 – 13th of February 2015 the photography exhibition was open for viewing at the Public Library Hall in Colombo. It featured the work of nearly 30 female photographers, amateur and professional,...

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IWD 2015: International Women’s Day March

IWD 2015: International Women’s Day March

Women’s rights groups from all parts of Sri Lanka made it happen on the streets of Colombo to mark International Women’s Day 2015. On the 9th of March, women’s groups were demanding for an increase in political representation for women by introducing at least a 25% quota in all political bodies and to establish an...

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A New Sri Lanka for Women: establishing an Independent Women’s Commission

A New Sri Lanka for Women: establishing an Independent Women’s Commission

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....

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16 Days of Activism against GBV 2014 campaign

16 Days of Activism against GBV 2014 campaign

The recently concluded 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence global campaign in Sri Lanka was a unitary effort by members of the GBV Forum. During the 16 days the Gender Based Violence Forum or GBV Forum had organised several activities and events in the country for the year 2014. The online campaign in...

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Selected photographers: WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014

Selected photographers: WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014

After an extensive selection process with our panel of judges the photographers for the WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014 have been selected. In celebration of Women and Media Collective 30 years of activism the photography exhibition will be held alongside WMC’s anniversary exhibition which will highlight women’s struggles and achievements in bringing about a right’s...

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Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

In preparation for the South Asia Consultation for Beijing+20, women’s civil society organisations in Sri Lanka came together to discuss Sri Lanka’s situation within the context of the Beijing Declaration Platform for Action (BPFA). Held on the 9th of October at CENWOR in Colombo the Sri Lanka consultation for Beijing+20 highlighted five critical areas of...

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Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Sunila Abeysekara, a much respected human rights defender, an inspiring feminist and mentor to women in Sri Lanka and around the world, was remembered on the 5th of September 2014 at the Women and Media Collective in Colombo, a year after her passing. Words cannot describe the affection and respect that was shared by all...

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Call for Submissions: WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2014 (Postponed)

Call for Submissions: WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2014 (Postponed)

Following the success of our previous exhibitions and the positive responses generated, Women and Media Collective is calling all female photographers of Sri Lanka to send in their entries for the women’s photography exhibition. This event offers a unique opportunity to exhibit the work of female photographers engaging in a profession that remains primarily dominated...

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