On International Women”s Day 2014, celebrations are taking place worldwide under the theme “Inspiring Change”. In Sri Lanka, women”s organisations in particular are involved in various programmes across the island during the month of March. To keep you updated on this years events here is a concise calendar of events for IWD 2014 in Sri Lanka. If … Continue reading International Women’s Day Calendar 2014
A training workshop was held on the 6th of March 2014 for women new media producers of the country to enhance their knowledge and create awareness on the most recent online platforms and how women in Sri Lanka can stay secure upon using them. Online security is increasingly becoming a priority especially among women in … Continue reading Herspace New Media training
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.
Joining the Dots is a research that explores the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas combining UNSCR 1325, CEDAW and BPFA. The research was carried out in 6 countries in the Asia Pacific region, Fiji, Aceh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan by Asia Pacific Women’s Watch, JERA International, Australia and the Women … Continue reading Joining the Dots – Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas
During a meeting for Sinhala and Tamil language women bloggers, Women and Media Collective caught up with two women bloggers who have been active in the blogsphere for many years, Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai and Sanjeewika Manohari. Interview with Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai (English language) Interview with Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai (Tamil language) Interview with Sanjeewika Manohari (Sinhala language)
The awarding ceremony of the WMC Short Film Competition 2012 was held on the 19th of March 2013 at Punchi Theatre, Borella. First Place: Arambuma by Thisun Chandrasiri and Mathan Kumar Second Place: The Alert by Nipunika Fernando Third Place: Assai by Deva Aloysius The short films can be watched at http://womenandmedia.org/wmc-short-film-competition-2012/
The Women and Media Collective proudly presents its 9th annual film festival Screenings: 3pm & 6pm each day Venue : Punchi Theatre, Colombo 08 ENTRANCE FREE 20th March – A Separation 21st March – The Dirty Picture 22nd March – Sarafina! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/436636899754180/ Some of the feedback we received for the festival this year is … Continue reading WMC Film Festival 2013