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Vacancy for Program Manager – Gender and Politics

Program Manager – Gender and Politics Women and Media Collective (WMC), a feminist, non-profit organization, seeks an experienced individual to manage their Gender and Politics program. The ideal candidate will be required to oversee the implementation of projects under this programme area as well as assist the Programme Team to further develop projects in this...

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‘‘මගේ අදහස්, ස්ත‍්‍රී විමුක්තිය යනු සමාජ, ආර්ථික දේශපාලන අරගලයෙන් වියෝවූවක් නොවෙයි’’

‘‘මගේ අදහස්, ස්ත‍්‍රී විමුක්තිය යනු සමාජ, ආර්ථික දේශපාලන අරගලයෙන් වියෝවූවක් නෙවෙයි’’ – මාලා දසනායක (1947-2017) දශක පහකට වඩා සමාජ කි‍්‍රයාකාරිනියක් සහ ස්ත‍්‍රී කි‍්‍රයාකාරිනියක්ව කටයුතු කළ මාලා දසනායක සහෝදරිය 2017 සැප්තැම්බර් 25 දින උදෑසන සිය දිවියෙන් සමුගත්තාය. සිය ක‍්‍රියාකාරී ජීවිතයේ වැඩිමනත් ‘කාන්තා හඬ’ සංවිධානය වෙනුවෙන් කැප කළ ඇය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ස්ත‍්‍රී ව්‍යාපාරයටත්, සමාජ අරගලවලටත් ඉමහත් දායකත්වයක් ලබාදුන්...

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Fair hand for fair justice – Daily News

Source: Daily News When women are in government, the benefits are boundless: corruption lessens, the economy improves, and governance itself is more efficient. One would think such positive results would mean female participation in politics would be high, and ever-increasing. Unfortunately, in Sri Lanka, like elsewhere, this is hardly the case. Since 1931, Sri Lankan...

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Women’s groups move to secure the 25% quota for women in Local Government

Women’s groups move to secure the 25% quota for women in Local Government

The Women and Media Collective (WMC) together with 23 Women’s organisations expressed their concern to the President, Prime Minister and the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government on the reported negotiations to reformulate the enacted 25% quota for women in Local Authorities. In order to ensure that the current provision of a 25% quota...

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Digital Storytelling Workshop

Digital Storytelling Workshop

Storytelling is a powerful medium that allows people to describe an experience to a listening audience. While there are many ways in which stories are told, the Association for Progressive Communications together with the Women and Media Collective held a digital storytelling workshop to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to tell ones story...

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Feminist Internet Exchange pop-up

Feminist Internet Exchange pop-up

Greetings! Some feminist lovers of the internet and the Association for Progressive Communications are organising a Feminist Internet eXchange pop-up at the Reading Room, in Bangkok on 31st July 2017 (9:30am-5:30pm). This will be following the 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. The main objective of this meetup is to look at the Feminist...

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Cyberbullying and scared women – Ceylon Today

By Isurinie Mallawaarachchi Source: Ceylon Today It was a few years ago, when a friend called me to ask not to accept a Facebook friend request from a certain person whom she revealed as her former lover. “I am compelled to deactivate all my social media accounts, because this person keeps sending messages to my...

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Rights Talk: Gender equality, women’s work and care

Rights Talk: Gender equality, women’s work and care

As part of the Commission’s International Women’s Day celebrations, please join Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins for a special International Women’s Day RightsTalk on gender equality and women’s work and care on the 2nd March 2017. This IWD RightsTalk will explore the recognition of unpaid care and domestic work that remains the burden of women...

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