In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women sixteen TV and Radio messages were broadcast during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence. It was noteworthy that the messages were all relayed by men, both well-known personalities and ordinary citizens, from diverse walks of life. The aim behind this … Continue reading Media Campaign – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence
The WMC produced two-minute radio clips called “Kadathurawen Eha” which focus on women’s issues. The clips were aired on the Sinhala Commercial Service radio stations in 2007. The clips raise issues such as women’s rights, violence against women, sexual harassment, International Women’s Day, migrant workers, women plantation workers, women in politics, education, health, and media.
The WMC with support from OXFAM Sri Lanka and the We Can Campaign displayed billboards in eight locations island-wide (except in the North), for a period of three months, beginning in May 2007. Sinhala language billboards were displayed inKandy, Hambantota,Anuradhapura, and Welisara, and Tamil language billboards in Trincomalee, Puttalam, Batticaloa and Hatton.
A feminist film festival was held on March 26th, 27th and 28th 2007 at the Russian Cultural Centre to celebrate the International Women’s day. Films screened were Earth directed by Deepa Mehtha, Calendar Girls directed by Nigel Cole, and Rosentrasse directed by Margarethe Vontrotta. After every film screening there were discussions on the film facilitated by … Continue reading WMC Film Festival 2007
International Women’s Day 2007 was celebrated by over 1,000 women from 40 women’s organizations belonging to the network Sri Lanka Women for Peace and Democracy. The women who attended were from Moneragala, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Hatton, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Mahiyanganaya, Wilpotha, Rajanganay, Welikanda, Singhapura, Hambantota, Galle, Buttala, Badulla, Matara, Ratnapura, Negombo, Kalutara, Colombo, Moratuwa, Ja-Ela, Katunayake, … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2007
The Annual National Convention for Women Activists 2006 was held in January 2007. Thirty one women activists from a number of districts includingKandy, Nuwara Eliya, Moneragala, Puttalam, Kegalle, Gampaha, Kurunegala, andColomboparticipated. The WMC held its first Annual National Convention for Women Activists in 1984. Issues relating to the broad themes of Democracy and Conflict were discussed. … Continue reading Annual Women’s National Convention 2006
An eight episode radio drama “Kadathurawen Ehaa” was conceptualized and produced in Sinhala and aired on the Sinhala Commercial Service (SLBC), on the impact of the peace process on individuals and communities, to highlight how peace has transformed people’s lives and discuss the consequences of war. The script was written by Kathline Jayawardena, produced by … Continue reading Radio Drama on the Peace Process
A short drama festival and a Musical Show were held in Colombo on the 28th November 2006 to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The theme of this event was A Tomorrow Free of Violence. The festival was open to the public free of charge and WMC made this opportunity to … Continue reading International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2006
Two consultative meetings were held, in May and November 2006, with government officials and relevant NGOs working on migrant rights issues, to determine the type of data that should be included and brought to the attention of the Migrant Rights Committee. The Sri Lankan Government, as part of its obligation under the International Convention on the … Continue reading Preparation of Migrant Rights Alternative Report