Category: Networks

South Asia Consultation for Beijing + 20

The Women and Media Collective together with the Asia Pacific Women’s Watch and South Asia Women’s Watch organised a South Asia Civil Society Consultation for Beijing+20 on the 16 and 17th of October 2014. Members of civil society organisations, women’s rights experts, state representatives and academics from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka discussed … Continue reading South Asia Consultation for Beijing + 20

Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

In preparation for the South Asia Consultation for Beijing+20, women’s civil society organisations in Sri Lanka came together to discuss Sri Lanka’s situation within the context of the Beijing Declaration Platform for Action (BPFA). Held on the 9th of October at CENWOR in Colombo the Sri Lanka consultation for Beijing+20 highlighted five critical areas of … Continue reading Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

Expert Group Consultation on Equality

Recognising the need for an in depth analysis and understanding of equality and non-discrimination, twenty of South Asia’s gender specialists joined the deliberations in Colombo at the South Asia Expert Group Consultation held from the 13 – 15 September 2014. Organised by Women and Media Collective (Sri Lanka) in partner with North East Network (India) … Continue reading Expert Group Consultation on Equality

Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Sunila Abeysekara, a much respected human rights defender, an inspiring feminist and mentor to women in Sri Lanka and around the world, was remembered on the 5th of September 2014 at the Women and Media Collective in Colombo, a year after her passing. Words cannot describe the affection and respect that was shared by all … Continue reading Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Civil Society plan to review 20 years of Beijing Platform for Action

A broad coalition of feminist and women’s rights networks, constituencies and allies are preparing for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) regional and global review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. A CSO Steering Committee of 16 organisations [1] including regional networks, constituency based groups … Continue reading Civil Society plan to review 20 years of Beijing Platform for Action

SAFMA Sri Lanka appeals for balanced news media coverage

“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

Status update – Women, Conflict and Social Media (Video)

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)

Call for applications – 19th Sangat South Asian Course on Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods, Human Rights and Peace

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/