Women’s rights groups from all parts of Sri Lanka made it happen on the streets of Colombo to mark International Women’s Day 2015. On the 9th of March, women’s groups were demanding for an increase in political representation for women by introducing at least a 25% quota in all political bodies and to establish an … Continue reading IWD 2015: International Women’s Day March
International Women’s Day 2013 was celebrated in Colombo on the 8th of March under the theme of “A promise is a promise: time for action to end violence against women”. A parade from Nugegoda Weli Park to the Ananda Samarakoon Open Air Theater in Nugegoda consisted of activists, street drama, cyclists, skaters, viridu singers, etc. … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2013
Mothers and Daughters of Lanka (MDL), a network of women’s organizations which Women and Media Collective is also a part of, celebrated the International Women’s Day (IWD) this year with several events. The first was a press conference about the rising cost of living, held several days before IWD. On IWD, the 8th of March … Continue reading “Wasaraka Piyasatahan” by Mothers and Daughters of Lanka (MDL)
A demonstration was held on the 20th of July 2012 at Lipton Circus, Town Hall, Colombo. It was convened by Kamini M. Vitarana and women gathered to protest the current spate of incidents of violence against women and children, remarks by the police that this is “the fault of the parents” and the inability of … Continue reading Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse
WMC attended the event organized by MDL in celebration of International Human Rights Day 2011.
On 16th August, the Mothers & Daughters of Lanka a network of progressive women’s organizations conducted a members meeting, particularly with the aim of disseminating the Concluding Observations and discussing future strategies.
The MDL printed leaflets in Sinhala and Tamil which highlighted the demands of women as they celebrated international women’s day for 2008. The leaflet demanded that the rising cost of living affected women the most and requested that all women in Sri Lanka unite to call an end to this situation.