Media training workshop for potential women candidates

A workshop was held from 18 – 20 August 2010 inColombofor potential women candidates for the local government elections. It was attended by 40 participants from Kurunegala, Puttlum, Monaragala, Badulla andGalle. They were trained in various aspects such as facing the media, profiling yourself in print media, writing articles to newspapers, public speaking,...

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Newspaper advertisements for the amendment of Local Authorities Election Act


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Hoarding for 30% nominations for women at the upcoming Local Government election


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WMC Film Festival 2010

WMC held its 6th annual film festival from 24th to 27th of March, 2010 as part of International Women’s Day celebrations. It was held at the Namel Malini Punchi theater, with screenings at 3pm and 6pm. The following films were screened: Dor (Hindi) by Nagesh Kukunoor, Frida (English) by Julie Taymor, The Lost City (English)...

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Media Briefing on Increasing Women’s Participation at the 2010 Parliamentary Election

A media briefing was held on the 17th of February 2010 where all party representatives addressed the media on issues related to women’s representation at elections and in particular about increasing the number of women nominations for the upcoming parliamentary election. Some of the speakers at the event included Western Provincial Council MPs Ashoka Lankathilake...

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Visit by Pakistani Delegation

A delegation of 25 women members from Rural Support Programmes Network in Pakistan, visited Women and Media Collective in November this year, to meet with its staff for a friendly dialogue and exchange of ideas on feminist activism in Sri Lanka. The meeting was facilitated by the Ministry of Women Affairs. The Pakistani women delegation accompanied...

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WMC 25th Anniversary

Women and Media Collective celebrated its 25th year in women’s activism by organizing a series of events under the theme of “Changing Minds; Women and Changing Perspectives”, on how women are changing minds about others, how others are changing minds about women and how women are changing minds about themselves. The main event was “Changing Minds”,...

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WMC condoles demise of Caroline Anthony Pillai

WMC condoled the death of veteran left wing political activist Caroline Anthony Pillai on the 6th of July 2009 by releasing a media...

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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