Women and Media Collective participated in the protest march organised by the People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill (PMAIEB) on the 15th of May 2013. Participants included several political parties, trade unions including Health Services Trade Unions Alliance, various civil society actors including women’s organizations and also the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA).
A consultation hosted by WMC with the theme “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?” was held on the 4th of April 2013 at Hotel Renuka in Colombo 03. The primary focus was to share the preliminary findings of the research that WMC conducted with Returnee Migrant women workers in … Continue reading Consultation: “Women, Work, and Well Being: What are returnee women migrants telling us?”
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)
Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) has issued a media statement in lieu of International Migrants Day 2012. It’s available in Sinhala, Tamil and English.
‘Rise Up and Speak Up Together’, an event organized by the Forum Against Gender Based Violence on the 25th of November 2012 at the Galle Face Green, to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence.
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
ACTFORM was one of the organizers of the joint programme on “Commemoration of the International Day of Migrants – 12 in 12 joint campaign for rights and protection of domestic workers”. It was held on the 18th of December, 2011.
WMC attended the event organized by MDL in celebration of International Human Rights Day 2011.