Category: International

Women of Wednesday condemn the use of the photograph of Vidya Sivaloganathan

Women of Wednesday condemn the use of the photograph of Vidya Sivaloganathan, which depicts her victimized by rapists and murderers. Even social media sites which supposedly support responsible reporting should be more sensitive to not contributing to her victimization. This only serves a purpose of sensationalizing the issue and is not taking into consideration the … Continue reading Women of Wednesday condemn the use of the photograph of Vidya Sivaloganathan

Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development

At the Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok from the 18 – 20 May 2015. Women and Media Collective’s (WMC) Executive Director, Dr. Sepali Kottegoda was a panelist at the side event ‘Gender, Sexuality and SRHR in the Post 2015 Development Agenda’. The forum was organised by UNESCAP, United Nations Environment Programme … Continue reading Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development

UN Women Executive Director Statement on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

Source: UN Women Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Date : 15 May 2015 Today marks the 25th anniversary of recognition by the international community that homosexuality cannot be classified as an illness. We celebrate that critical decision by the World Health Organization as the … Continue reading UN Women Executive Director Statement on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

Getting Online: A basic guide to Email, Blogging, Twitter and Facebook (New Media Handbook)

This handbook was designed to support women with a keen interest to get online. Appropriate for beginners, this book introduces you to the very basics of the most commonly used web platforms that are available on the internet for free. It is our intention to encourage women to make their voices heard at a global … Continue reading Getting Online: A basic guide to Email, Blogging, Twitter and Facebook (New Media Handbook)

Final statement on the 48th Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development

At the end of two weeks of thought-provoking and intense discussions, the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) concluded on April 17, 2015 without a resolution. On the final day, the chair produced a well-balanced text reflective of the various positions staked by governments, but to everyone’s surprise, this text was suddenly withdrawn by the … Continue reading Final statement on the 48th Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development

NGO CSW Forum 2015 – March 8, 2015

Celebrate the feminist and women movements 1975-2015 Source: International presentation Association UNCSW59 is the abbreviation for the 59th annual United Nations Conference on the Status of Women (UNCSW) being held in New York City from March 9 to 20. UNCSW is the principal global intergovernmental organization working on gender equality and empowerment for women. The … Continue reading NGO CSW Forum 2015 – March 8, 2015

University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC

A group of human rights law students from the University of Colombo and the Gallatin School, New York visited Women and Media Collective to learn more about WMC’s role in addressing women’s rights issues in Sri Lanka and its applicability in achieving gender equality. Women in politics, women in trade unions, migrant workers rights and … Continue reading University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC