New Media

Women’s rights activists condemn Aluthgama violence

Women’s groups in Sri Lanka condemn the recent incidents of violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala that has caused insecurity and fear among women and children in the area. At a Press Conference organised by the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka on 16 June academics, religious leaders and rights activists said it was absolutely imperative that...

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Capacity building New Media workshop for HerSpace

Capacity building New Media workshop for HerSpace

Aiming to strengthen the women’s network in the country a New Media training workshop was organised on the 6th of June 2014, for women in Sri Lanka by the Women and Media Collective. Women’s rights activists and members of women’s groups participated in the training to build a presence online and to eschew the skepticism...

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WMC short film competition 2013

WMC short film competition 2013

The award ceremony and screening of Women and Media Collective’s short film competition was held on April 2 at the Namel Malini Punchi theatre in Colombo. The winners of the 2013 competition produced telling films that portrays real life situations faced by women in Sri Lanka. Winners of WMC’s 2013 short film competition: First place...

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International Women’s Day Calendar 2014

International Women’s Day Calendar 2014

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...

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Herspace New Media training

Herspace New Media training

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...

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Workshop on Social Media Use for Activists (in Tamil medium)

Workshop on Social Media Use for Activists (in Tamil medium)

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...

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Shortlist (SCRIPTS) : WMC Short Film Competition 2013

Shortlist (SCRIPTS) : WMC Short Film Competition 2013

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 –...

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WMC Mourns the Demise of Sunila Abeysekera

WMC Mourns the Demise of Sunila Abeysekera

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....

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