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Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

In preparation for the South Asia Consultation for Beijing+20, women’s civil society organisations in Sri Lanka came together to discuss Sri Lanka’s situation within the context of the Beijing Declaration Platform for Action (BPFA). Held on the 9th of October at CENWOR in Colombo the Sri Lanka consultation for Beijing+20 highlighted five critical areas of...

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WMC television talk show: Kadapatha (Gender Based Violence)

WMC television talk show: Kadapatha (Gender Based Violence)

Episode 03 Gender Based Violence (Aired 25th September 2014) Part 01 Part 02 Part...

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Sri Lankan journalist wins prestigious media award

Sri Lankan journalist wins prestigious media award

Geneva/Stockholm, 5 September 2014 – Seven journalists were named today as winners of the “2014 WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) issues. The journalists, their winning entries, and the award categories are: Marcelo Leite (Brazil): “The Battle of Belo Monte” (Category: Water and Energy) Natasha Khan...

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WMC television talk show: Kadapatha (Violence Agaiant Women)

WMC television talk show: Kadapatha (Violence Agaiant Women)

Episode 02 Violence Against Women (Aired 18th September 2014) Part 01 Part 02 Part...

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Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Sunila Abeysekara, a much respected human rights defender, an inspiring feminist and mentor to women in Sri Lanka and around the world, was remembered on the 5th of September 2014 at the Women and Media Collective in Colombo, a year after her passing. Words cannot describe the affection and respect that was shared by all...

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WMC television talk show: Kadapatha (Migrant Women)

WMC television talk show: Kadapatha (Migrant Women)

Episode 01 Migrant Women (Aired on 09 September 2014) Part 01 Part 02 Part...

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Fairness prevails for the murder and rape of FTZ woman worker says women’s groups

A high court judge sentenced a medical doctor, of the Negambo hospital, to death on the 3rd of September 2014 for the murder of young woman in 2007. Chamila Dissanayake (23) who was working in the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Katunayake was raped, strangled and then pushed to hear death, according to medical reports,...

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Judge advised police on Wariyapola incident

The case against Thilini Amalka for voluntarily causing hurt was heard this morning at the Wariyapola magistrate courts in Kurunegala. The judge ordered that a medical report be produced by Chandra Kumara also known as Selva the man who allegedly harassed Thilini sexually on the streets of Wariyapola which led Thilini to slap him. A...

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