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.
The SLWPD held a peace vigil on 20th February 2006 at 1.30 am on the Negombo Road at the turn off to the Katunayake Airport. The demonstrators showed their strong support for peace in Sri Lanka, to the Government and LTTE delegations that were leaving to Geneva for the Peace Talks. More than 200 women … Continue reading Katunayake Peace Vigil
In December 2005, the Sri Lankan Women for Peace and Democracy (SLWPD), a group of women’s organizations facilitate by the Women and Media Collective launched a peace campaign on the theme “Life not Death; Peace not War,” demanding that the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE resume negotiations and call for an end to … Continue reading Peace Campaign – “Life not Death; Peace Not War”
A series of Sinhala and Tamil television programmes on the issues faced by Tsunami affected women were telecast on Channel Eye and TNL in July 2005. Topics discussed included female participation on decision making, right to land, domestic violence and violence against women, livelihood, and conflict, peace and the tsunami.
WMC broadcast a series of radio talk shows on SLBC Sinhala channel in July 2005. Issues pertaining to women affected by the Tsunami were discussed in these shows.