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Vote for Women Campaign Launch

Vote for Women Campaign Launch

The Vote for Women campaign was launched on the 5th of August to coincide with Sri Lanka’s upcoming General Elections scheduled to be held on the 17 of August 2015. There are total of 6,151 candidates from 21 political parties and independent groups competing for the 225 seats in parliament. Of the total candidates nominated,...

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WMC bids farewell to Gigi Francisco

WMC bids farewell to Gigi Francisco

We bid farewell to Gigi Francisco with a sense of deep loss and sadness. Gigi was General Co-ordinator of DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era) from 2008 to 2014 when her struggle with cancer forced her to step down. Yet, she continued to engage with us when she could particularly during last...

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To all political parties: These are our concerns

To all political parties: These are our concerns

Source: Sunday Observer Ensure women’s rights and gender equality By Women and Media Collective There are selected issues concerning the rights of women that all political parties are requested to commit to address: Independent National Commission on Women There is an urgent need to set up a strong formal institution with legal powers to address...

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Open Letter to all Political Parties – Key Pledges to be included in Manifestos

13th July, 2015 We the undersigned Sri Lankan civil society activists and organizations, wish to bring to your attention human rights issues of pivotal importance to reconciliation, unity, peace and prosperity in our country, which we strongly believe should be included in your party manifestos for the forthcoming General Election. During the campaign period leading...

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New Media workshop: SEO for social activism via Social Media (Tamil Language)

A New Media workshop on Social Media and SEO techniques for social activism was held at the Women and Media Collective on the 4th of July 2015. The workshop titled “SEO for social activism via Social Media” was headed by Sarawanan Nadarasa for media personnel, particularly women working in Tamil news websites. The workshop was...

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Study: Inside the news – Challenges and aspirations of women journalists in Asia and the Pacific

Study: Inside the news – Challenges and aspirations of women journalists in Asia and the Pacific

The media industry and newsrooms in particular continues to be shadowed by various gender disparities despite an increase of women media professionals in the Asia Pacific region. Recognising this UNESCO released a study titled ‘Inside the news: Challenges and aspirations of women journalists in Asia and the Pacific’ yesterday to conceptualise the impact of gender...

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Women’s Groups Raise Red Flags on Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations

On June 23, Activists Say: “No Sustainable Development Without Equality” UNITED NATIONS—Governments are meeting this week to negotiate a political declaration for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Women’s Major Group, representing more than 600 women’s groups from over 100 countries, is calling on governments to commit to a transformative agenda...

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Sri Lanka Civil Society Consultation on Post – 2015 Development Agenda

Sri Lanka Civil Society Consultation on Post – 2015 Development Agenda

A civil society consultation on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda was held on the 9th of June at CENWOR in Colombo. Members of Sri Lanka’s civil society was informed of the importance and implications of the Sustainable Development Goals to the country and how the goals need to prioritised in the National Development Agenda so...

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You’re most welcome to work with us as a writer, blogger, radio maker or filmer. WMC works from a women’s perspective, covering women’s and gender issues. We offer support for your work and opportunities to get your work published, through weblogs, our magazines or other outlets.

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