Category: Video

Don’t think of me as a woman: An election story from the margins.

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies together with Women and Media Collective is pleased to invite you to the launch of the film by Chulani Kodikara and Velayudan Jayachithra in celebration of International Women’s Day 2014 on 6th March 2014 at 4.30 p.m at ICES Auditorium, Colombo. All are welcome for the screening and discussion … Continue reading Don’t think of me as a woman: An election story from the margins.

Where are the women in Local Government?

Despite an extremely favourable Human Development Index (HDI) for women, women’s representation in elected political bodies in Sri Lanka is abysmally low. It is 5.8% in parliament, 4.1% in provincial councils and only 1.8% in local government. Nominations for women by the major political parties have remained almost stagnant in the last 50 years and … Continue reading Where are the women in Local Government?

Production of Feminist Programmes on Television

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

TV Campaign on Women’s Political Participation

WMC with the support of Women Defining Peace (WDP) coordinated the broadcasting of a TV campaign for a quota for women in political institutions as part of the We Women campaign.Two TV spots were produced in August 2008 Sinhala advertisements were telecasted on Derana TV and Sirasa TV, while the Tamil advertisements were telecasted on … Continue reading TV Campaign on Women’s Political Participation