A social media training for potential and qualified women candidates and women from Civil Society Organisations was held on the 28th of September at the Distance Learning Centre in Colombo. The training programme introduced participants to social media platforms, enabling them to have the skills to engage with an audience online. For the introductory session … Continue reading Social Media workshop for women candidates and activists
Featuring reflections by Swarna Mallawarachchi, Sherman De Rose and performances by Chithrasena Dance Company and the Suriya Women’s Develpment Centre Cultural Group. Photographs: Ruvin de Silva
A Local Councils observers training was held on the 11th of September in Colombo for a carefully selected group of women to observe the proceedings of the Local Councils in the Southern, Eastern and Central parts of Sri Lanka. The purpose of the training was for the observers to learn the way in which local … Continue reading Local councils observer training
At a press briefing this morning a committee comprising of civil society presented a report of recommendations in review of the provincial council election system. The report is a result of several drawbacks that are, at present, looming over the provincial councils act and the electoral system. It was emphasised that consultations for the report … Continue reading Press Briefing: civil society report on Provincial Council Election System
9 July 2018 The Supreme Court today, in an unanimous order, granted Petitioners, Women and Media Collective (WMC), Women’s Education and Research Centre(WERC), and the Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR), and 16 other individual female petitioners, leave to proceed with their petition challenging the constitutionality of the recent Gazette notification which restricts women’s rights to … Continue reading Statement about progress of petition filed against ‘liquor ban’, by women’s group and 16 individual petitioners
An effective data, information collection and reporting system for ‘Trafficking- In- Persons’ (TIP) is being formulated by the Women and Media Collective together with the Asia Foundation. The goal is to build an effective TIP data collection and reporting system in Sri Lanka. This system is expected to feed into the ongoing work of the … Continue reading Trafficking-in- Persons, data, information collection and reporting system in Sri Lanka
This is a manual for practicing counselors on how to address domestic and family violence faced by Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender women in Sri Lanka. The manual was developed by Women and Media Collective together with OutRight International. Click here to read or download the manual.
Click here to listen to the interview The situation for women in Sri Lanka is not optimal. However, grassroots organizations, such as the Women and Media Collective, are working hard to remedy that – challenging patriarchal norms and advocating for policy change. At the UN for the Commission on the Status of Women, Programme Director … Continue reading Pushing for a “feminist transformation of power” in Sri Lanka