The film festival was held from March 23rd to 26th at the Russian Cultural Centre at 3.00pm and 6.00pm each day. The following films were screened: Brick Lane by Sarah Gavron, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud and The Secret Life of Bees by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The festival was open to the public and was … Continue reading WMC Film Festival 2009
WMC produced 60 radio clips of two minutes called “Kadathurawen Eha” which primarily focused on women’s issues. The clips were aired on the Sinhala commercial service radio station, and received many positive responses from the listeners. Also, there were requests from the listeners to broadcast the clips in the Tamil language as well. As a … Continue reading “Kadathurawen Eha” – Tamil radio clips
WMC celebrated International Women’s Day 2009 at a meeting organized by the Praja Diriya Padanama of Puttalam.
WMC released a media statement protesting against the recent attack on the studio complex of the Maharajah broadcasting network.
කාන්තාව හා මාධ්ය සාමූහිකය සන්ඬේ ලීඩර් පුවත්පතේ ප්රධාන කර්තෘ ලසන්ත වික්රමතුංග ඝාතනය හෙළා දැකීමට හා මාධ්ය මර්දනයට එරෙහිව ජනවාරි 9 වැනිදා සංවිධානය කර තිබූ පිකටිං ව්යාපාරයට සහභාගි විය. ජනවාරි 12 වැනි දින පැවැත් වූ ඝාතනය කළ ජනමාධ්යවේදියාගේ අවමඟුල් උත්සවයට කාන්තාව හා මාධ්ය සාමූහිකය සහභාගි වූ අතර මෑතක දී මාධ්යවලට එල්ල වූ මැර ප්රහාර හෙළා දකින … Continue reading WMC condemns killing of Lasantha Wickrematunge
The WMC in partnership with Young Asia Television completed the production of 30 minute talk shows in English, Sinhala, and Tamil. The talk shows discuss various social issues and concerns from a feminist perspective. They were initiated to fill a much felt void in the talk-show genre. The subjects discussed in the programmes were: conflict … Continue reading Production of Feminist Programmes on Television
In commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which falls on the 25th of November, the GBV Forum has launched a 16 day campaign (25th November to 10th December) to end violence against women. GBV Forum’s 2008 slogan “Violence Against Women Hurts Us All … ACT NOW – End Violence … Continue reading Bus, Sticker and White Ribbon Campaign – 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
‘Her footsteps, from then to now’, an exhibition highlighting the milestones of the history of the women’s movement in Sri Lanka and contributions by women’s organisations towards its development was organized by the Women and Media Collective on 27th and 28th September 2008. The exhibition dealt with an array of issues which included Women and Politics, … Continue reading Exhibition of Women’s Activism
WMC marked International Peace Day on the 21st of September 2008 by sponsoring several television and radio musical programs to broadcast peace songs. The songs were broadcast in the following channels. Derana TV – Peace Day Musical Program Swarnavahini – Hada Randi Paya Sinhala Commercial Service – FM 93.3, 106.9, 96.9 Thendral FM – FM 104.8, … Continue reading International Peace Day 2008