Category: New Media

WMC 30th Anniversary: Women’s Struggles, Women’s Pride

The history of women’s activisms in Sri Lanka is yet to be told. Men and male domination have silenced and eliminated women from the ‘official’ histories of the country and similarly around the world. But the memory of women’s activism remains in the stories told by great women like our grandmothers and elders that are … Continue reading WMC 30th Anniversary: Women’s Struggles, Women’s Pride

Selected photographers: WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014

After an extensive selection process with our panel of judges the photographers for the WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014 have been selected. In celebration of Women and Media Collective 30 years of activism the photography exhibition will be held alongside WMC’s anniversary exhibition which will highlight women’s struggles and achievements in bringing about a right’s … Continue reading Selected photographers: WMC Women’s photography exhibition 2014

Call for Submissions: WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2014 (Postponed)

Following the success of our previous exhibitions and the positive responses generated, Women and Media Collective is calling all female photographers of Sri Lanka to send in their entries for the women’s photography exhibition. This event offers a unique opportunity to exhibit the work of female photographers engaging in a profession that remains primarily dominated … Continue reading Call for Submissions: WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2014 (Postponed)

Keep hands off Civil Society

Civil Society organisations staged a protest rally in front of the Colombo Fort railway station yesterday against the circular issued by the Secretariat under the Ministry of Defence repressing all NGO’s from conducting conferences, workshops, trainings for journalists and issuing press releases without prior approval. They demanded that the government “Keep hands off civil society” … Continue reading Keep hands off Civil Society

New Media training for women in Sri Lanka – HerSpace

A technical training workshop on programme planning for women’s groups in Sri Lanka was held in Colombo on the 30th of June 2014. With new web platforms constantly emerging Women and Media Collective felt the need to update women in Sri Lanka on the latest technologies that are available online. The New Media training was … Continue reading New Media training for women in Sri Lanka – HerSpace

HerSpace training for women New Media producers

Women New Media producers, women’s activists and members of women’s groups were part of a training workshop on the methods of using online and social media tools safely while publishing their community messages to the online sphere. The New Media training workshop was held on the 27th of June 2014, headed by Nalaka Gunawardene, Science … Continue reading HerSpace training for women New Media producers

Statement: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence 2013

Sixteen days of activism against Gender Violence is an annual international campaign which takes place from the 25th November to the 10th of December. Last year women’s organizations from the North and Eastern parts of Sri Lanka contributed to the 16 days of activism against Gender Violence by initially highlighting reported incidents of sexual violence … Continue reading Statement: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence 2013

Women’s rights activists condemn Aluthgama violence

Women’s groups in Sri Lanka condemn the recent incidents of violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala that has caused insecurity and fear among women and children in the area. At a Press Conference organised by the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka on 16 June academics, religious leaders and rights activists said it was absolutely imperative that … Continue reading Women’s rights activists condemn Aluthgama violence