The Sri Lankan Women for Peace and Democracy (SLWPD), of which the WMC is a member organisation, issued a Media Statement to all media institutions condemning the claymore attack allegedly by the LTTE on a passenger bus at Kebethigollewa on the 15th of June 2006. Although it was sent to all media institutions, it was actually … Continue reading Women Condemn the Attack on Civilians at Kebithigollewa
The WMC held a consultative meeting on 21st June 2006 to identify ‘Media Strategies on Awareness Raising and Implementation of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. Women from media institutions, women’s rights and human rights organizations participated. The meeting was held in response to a request made by the National Committee on Women which has a … Continue reading Media Strategies on Raising Awareness and Implementation of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act
The WMC broadcast a series of 10 second Radio Spot Advertisements during the Vesak Week, as part of advocacy work on peace. This was broadcast in Sinhala on Sha FM and SLBC between the 11th and 14th of May 2006. The messages appealed for an end to all violence and killings.
The WMC sent a statement to H.E. Mahinda Rajapakse, President of Sri Lanka, to the LTTE, the Inspetor General of Police and to the English, Sinhala and Tamil newspapers calling for responsible behaviour and an appeal to stop the killings on both sides, the government and the LTTE. This statement was sent together with 118 … Continue reading “Women say No to War”
The WMC used the medium of radio to strengthen peace advocacy by placing a series of 10 second Radio Spot Advertisements during the Vesak Week. This was broadcast in Sinhala on Sha FM and SLBC 11th – 14th of May 2006. The messages appealed for an end to all violence and killings.
On the 26th of April 2006 WMC issued a Media Statement with 65 women’s signatures as a response to the ban on women working in NGOs in the North and the East. The same Statement with signatures was sent to the President, District Secretary in Amparai and Batticaloa and the LTTE leaders in the North … Continue reading Media Release – “Defend Women’s Right to Work”
A feminist film festival was held on March 20th, 21st and 22nd of 2006 to celebrate the International Women’s day at the Russian Cultural Centre, Colombo. The films shown were, Karmush Pani (on the Indian partition and the life of a former Indian Sikh woman who was married to a Muslim in Pakistani Punjab); Page 3 (about a … Continue reading WMC Film Festival 2006
A banner campaign for the Vesak month was launched by the SLWPD, demanding an end to the war. All the slogans used were related to Buddhism, and 36 banners were designed in Sinhala. These banners were displayed near pandols (the lighted structure used for Vesak), famous temples and at major roundabouts in Colombo, Anuradhapura, Katunayake, … Continue reading Vesak Banner Campaign
Twelve 15 second Radio Spot Advertisements, in Sinhala, English and Tamil were aired on Sirasa FM, Yes FM, Y-FM and Shakthi FM on the 22nd of February, 2006. The following message was aired through this advertisement: “The Ceasefire agreement is four years old.No more war!Let’s strengthen the ceasefirePeace – not warLife – not deathThis is the … Continue reading Radio Spot Advertisements to commemorate 4th Year of CFA
A 30 second animated TV advertisement was aired in all three languages on the 22nd and 23rd February 2006, requesting that the CFA be protected. This advertisement was aired on Sirasa TV, MTV, Shakti TV and Swarnavahini.