“We find that there is a public perception, both locally and internationally, that the Sri Lankan news media are under-reporting the current anti-Muslim social unrest. There are also reports of pressure applied by the Government on local media managements not to report the violent incidents in Aluthgma and Beruwala areas. Due to these circumstances we … Continue reading SAFMA Sri Lanka appeals for balanced news media coverage
This documentary feature gives us an insight to the action taken by women’s movements of the Asia Pacific region during times of war and conflict. This video is part of ‘Linking the Networks – Enhancing Social Media Strategies to Enhance UNSCR 1325 in Asia – A Grass Roots Initiative’.This research project is a partnership between … Continue reading Status update – Women, Conflict and Social Media (Video)
Sangat, a South Asian feminist network is happy to announce the 19th Feminist Capacity Building Course on Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights and Peace from the 14th September to 14th October, 2014, which will be held at the beautiful TEWA Center in Kathmandu, Nepal. Brochure Application Form For more information : http://www.sangatsouthasia.org/
A report on the stakeholder meeting which was held regarding land rights for women affected by war, 1st October 2013.
The 2nd Regional Training Institute for young feminists from South and South East Asia was organized by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), from the 16th – 22nd April 2009 in Manila, Philippines. Kumudini Samuel and Nilusha Hemasiri from WMC participated. Kumudini Samuel who was the DAWN South Asia coordinator participated as … Continue reading DAWN – Regional Training Institute
An intergenerational meeting of older and younger activists/feminists was held at WMC on the 23rd of March 2009. The objective of the intergenerational discussion between younger and older women was to share experiences and discuss possible strategies for dealing with common concerns of conflict, violence and impunity. The discussion was informal, interactive with many of … Continue reading Inter-generational Meeting
WMC along with other non-governmental organizations participated in a rally in commemoration of Human Rights Day 2008 at the Lipton Circus. It was followed by a meeting held at the Public Library. • WMC along with other Women’s Organizations, released a letter of condemnation on 03.10.2008 regarding the recent grenade attack on the residence of Mr. … Continue reading International Human Rights Day 2008
WMC was represented at the FLICT Partner Days held in Beruwala in October and in Kandy in November. Participants shared their experiences with other partner organizations and also formulated a future action plan.
WMC participated in the 2nd GFMD in Manila, Philippines, hosted by the Philippine Government. The theme of the event was “Protecting and Empowering Migrants for Development”. The following issues were addressed during the roundtable discussions: 1) Migration, development and human rights, 2) Secure, legal migration can achieve stronger development impacts, and 3) Policy and instituional … Continue reading Second Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
The South Asian People’s Assembly (People’s SAARC 2008) was held in Colombo on July 18, 19 and 20 at the Viharamahadevi Park. Sine 1993, there has been a regular and ongoing process of collaboration, discussion, strategizing and action across South Asia parallel to the meeting of heads of government of the South Asian Association for … Continue reading People’s SAARC