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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 … Continue reading International Women’s Day Calendar 2014

Joining the Dots – Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas

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

Interviews with Women Bloggers

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)

WMC Short Film Competition 2011 | Winners and Shortlist

WMC Short Film Competition was adjudicated in November 2011 and the winning entries were screened during the WMC Film Festival in March 2012. The awarding ceremony was also held during this event. The winners and shortlisted entries have been uploaded to the WMC YouTube channel. There’s also a video clip featuring the film festival and … Continue reading WMC Short Film Competition 2011 | Winners and Shortlist

Documentary on migrant worker Ariyawathie

ACTFORM produced a documentary on Ariyawathie from Hakmana, Matara (in the Southern Province) who was inhumanely tortured while working in Saudi Arabia in 2010 by her employers who hammered nails into various parts of her body. The documentary is in Sinhala with English subtitles. DVDs were distributed to relevant Ministries, migrant worker organizations, trade unions etc. and … Continue reading Documentary on migrant worker Ariyawathie