Media

HerSpace training for women New Media producers

Women New Media producers, women’s activists and members of women’s groups were part of a training workshop on the methods of using online and social media tools safely while publishing their community messages to the online sphere. The New Media training workshop was held on the 27th of June 2014, headed by Nalaka Gunawardene, Science...

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Call for entries: WMC short film competition 2014

Call for entries: WMC short film competition 2014

It’s that time of the year again! WMC wants a short film, produced by you, that depicts women’s political representation and women in decision making roles. The best short films and scripts will be awarded. See attached images and application forms for more...

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Options 2013: Issue 2

Options 2013: Issue 2

The second issue of WMC’s Options magazine for the year 2013 is out now. The latest issue features Sunila Abeysekara, founder of WMC, and her devotion towards safeguarding the rights of individuals, feminism and theatre. Read various narratives about Sunila along with articles and photo essays on women in a working environment. Read the magazine...

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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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Community screening of short film: Don’t think of me as a woman

Community screening of short film: Don’t think of me as a woman

Don’t think of me as a woman: an election story for the margins was screened in Trincomalee and Batticaloa on the 26 and 27 of May. The screenings picked up positive feedback from the audience. While many congratulated Aynoon Beebi, the female candidate featured in the film, other women who contested in the same elections...

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May Day Events 2014

May Day Events 2014

A number of May Day celebrations organised by Women’s Trade Unions took place this year across Sri Lanka. Click on picture to...

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Status update – Women, Conflict and Social Media (Video)

Status update – Women, Conflict and Social Media (Video)

This documentary feature gives us an insight to the action taken by women’s movements of the Asia Pacific region during times of war and conflict. This video is part of ‘Linking the Networks – Enhancing Social Media Strategies to Enhance UNSCR 1325 in Asia – A Grass Roots Initiative’.This research project is a partnership between...

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Media work

You’re most welcome to work with us as a writer, blogger, radio maker or filmer. WMC works from a women’s perspective, covering women’s and gender issues. We offer support for your work and opportunities to get your work published, through weblogs, our magazines or other outlets.

Campaigns and events

We also invite you to support our campaigns and events. Do you like to organise activities? Or assist our work with women and women organisations in Sri Lanka?

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Women and Media Collective
56/1 Sarasavi Lane
(off Castle Street)
Colombo 8
phone: + 94-11-2690201 / 5632045 / 5635900
wmcsrilanka@gmail.com