First Place: Arambuma by Thisun Chandrasiri and Mathan Kumar Second Place: The Alert by Nipunika Fernando Third Place: Assai by Deva Aloysius
WMC protests and condemns the cartoon by Hasantha Wijenayake in the Sunday Lakbima Newspaper on the 9th of September, 2012. See the embedded letter below.
A demonstration was held on the 20th of July 2012 at Lipton Circus, Town Hall, Colombo. It was convened by Kamini M. Vitarana and women gathered to protest the current spate of incidents of violence against women and children, remarks by the police that this is “the fault of the parents” and the inability of … Continue reading Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse
WMC has issued a media statement on the recent spate of incidents of violence against women and children. We urge state institutions such as the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Child Development, the Ministry of Justice, the Child Protection Authority and the Department of Police to act immediately to stop this wave of violence against women and children. … Continue reading Media Statement on the Incidence of Sexual Violence against Women and Children
WMC once again organized a photography exhibition featuring the work of Sri Lankan women photographers. The exhibition was a part of a series of events organized to celebrate International Women’s Day, and was held at the Lionel Wendt Gallery in Colombo on the 24th and 25th of March 2012. Below are the list of featured … Continue reading WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2012
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
The 8th annual WMC Film Festival 2012 was held from the 21st to the 23rd of March 2012, at the Punchi Theater, Borella. The screened films were as follows. 21st March – Gangor 22nd March – The Help 23rd March – Miral
The aim of producing 100 Sinhala radio clips which profile 100 Sri Lankan women selected from different fields has been deliberated. 20 clips have been recorded so far, each clip which is 4 minutes long has been broadcast from January 2012. Questions were asked after every 10 shows as a means of surveying the number … Continue reading 100 Women Radio Clips