The Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) and Women and Media Collective (WMC) celebrated the 13th Annual International Migrants Day on the 18th of December 2012. It is a day to remember the plight of these migrant women who leave their homes to build a better future their family and of course the economy of … Continue reading Celebrating International Migrants Day 2012
The Women and Media Collective in collaboration with INFORM and the Free Media Movement, Sri Lanka commemorated Women’s Rights and Human Rights Defender, Sunila Abeysekera in Colombo on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. This also marked the third month since her demise. The event was attended by around 400 people, friends, colleagues and … Continue reading Remembering Sunila: Three months on
We at Women and Media Collective (WMC) are deeply saddened at the loss of Sunila Abeysekera, a leading human rights activist in Sri Lanka who was one of the founding members of our organization and an Honorary Director. She passed away on the 9th of September 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Rest in Peace Sunila. … Continue reading WMC Mourns the Demise of Sunila Abeysekera
Women journalists shine at the Journalism Awards 2012
Women and Media Collective participated in the protest march organised by the People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill (PMAIEB) on the 15th of May 2013. Participants included several political parties, trade unions including Health Services Trade Unions Alliance, various civil society actors including women’s organizations and also the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA).
Originally from http://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/radhika-coomaraswamy-receives-fondation-chirac-special-jury-prize-2012-in-paris-2/ By Colombo Telegraph – On November 22nd, 2012, Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations/Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, was awarded the Special Jury Prize 2012 by the Fondation Chirac for her actions in favor of the protection of children during armed conflict in the presence of Bernadette Chirac, wife of the former French president … Continue reading Radhika Coomaraswamy Receives Fondation Chirac Special Jury Prize 2012 In Paris
Originally from http://www.ambafrance-lk.org/France-confers-National-Honours-on On october 23rd 2012, at the residence of France, HE Christine Robichon, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, conferred on Mrs. Anoma Rajakaruna, the insignia of knight in the Ordre National du Mérite. Mrs. Rajakaruna is a photographer, a poet, a writer and a film maker as well as the … Continue reading France confers National Honours on Anoma Rajakaruna
Originally published at http://www.peace-srilanka.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=512&Itemid= Address by Dr Nimalka Fernando on receiving the Citizens Peace Award 2011 of the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations & Strategic Studies, Colombo, on June 26, 2012. Religious leaders, Your Excellencies, Honorable Ministers and Members of Parliament, Political activists and civil society … Continue reading Address by Dr. Nimalka Fernando upon receiving the Citizens Peace Award 2011