Media

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2006

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...

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Preparation of Migrant Rights Alternative Report

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...

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Women Condemn the Attack on Civilians at Kebithigollewa

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...

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Media Strategies on Raising Awareness and Implementation of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act

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...

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Vesak Week Radio Spot Advertisements

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...

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“Women say No to War”

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...

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Peace Advocacy Radio Spots

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...

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Media Release – “Defend Women’s Right to Work”

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...

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Media work

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