Source: OutRight International Dear Friend, Since 2016, OutRight has been working with our Sri Lankan partner Women’s Media Collective (WMC) to address issues of domestic and family violence against lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. OutRight’s research has shown that in Sri Lanka almost all LBT people interviewed for a 2014 report experienced family violence, over … Continue reading Combating domestic violence against LBT people – OutRight
Source: UN Women “Rural women want equal pay for the work they do. They also want more sharing of work within the house. There’s a lot of emotional rhetoric around women’s unpaid work—that they do this out of love for the family. But the reality is that women do much more unpaid work and … Continue reading Voices from CSW62
Dr. Sepali Kottegoda of WMC, was on the opening plenary on the 14th of July, 2017, at the South Asia Women’s Fund (SAWF) Regional Feminist Movements in Kathmandu, Nepal. She discussed the current global and regional political climate and its impact on women’s rights organisations. Renu Rajbandani (Nepal), Sara Hossain (Bangladesh), Huma (India), and Farida … Continue reading SAWF Regional Meeting
Bringing Unpaid Care Work from the Private to Public Arena – Through the ‘Empowerment’ Looking Glass. Sepali Kottegoda D.Phil (Sussex) Women and Media Collective 2 March 2017 Introduction I would like to thank the Australian Human Rights Commission for inviting me to speak here today, as part of its events to mark International Women’s Day. … Continue reading Keynote: Importance of recognising unpaid care work.
As part of the Commission’s International Women’s Day celebrations, please join Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins for a special International Women’s Day RightsTalk on gender equality and women’s work and care on the 2nd March 2017.
Members of the Women and Media Collective were part of the “Who Cares!” forum in Melbourne yesterday to discuss the implications of the care economy on women and its contribution to the labour force. In Sri Lanka most women take on a role outside the labour force engaging in what is known as unpaid care … Continue reading My Time, My Work, My Value: Valuing Unpaid Care Work
The annual Sri Lankan National Women’s activists Convention organised by the Women and Media Collective was an opportunity to revisit ‘feminist understanding of the current political dynamics in Sri Lanka’. It brought together around 40 feminists and women activists, some representing organisations while others individually, to Wadduwa from the 14 – 16 of October 2016. The … Continue reading National Women’s Convention 2016
Source: DAWN Chair: Kumudini Samuel, DAWN (Sri Lanka) Speakers: • Cecilia Stapff, Representative of the Uruguayan Delegation for CPD (Uruguay) • Julia Terborg, Center for People’s Devt (Suriname) • Oriana Lopez, RESURJ (Mexico) • Cai Yiping, DAWN (China) The Permanent Mission of Uruguay and DAWN co-sponsored a side event at the 49th session of UN Commission … Continue reading DAWN at CPD 49: Meeting the SRHR of all people: Advancing the Montevideo Consensus agenda
April 15, 2016 To Leave No One Behind, Everyone Must be Counted UN Commission on Population and Development Calls for Data Improvements to Strengthen the Implementation of the Cairo Program of Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development A broad-based coalition of 51 women’s and youth civil society groups from Asia Pacific, Africa, Latina … Continue reading CPD 49 Calls for Data Improvements to Strengthen the Implementation of the Cairo POA and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development