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Call for entries: WMC short film competition 2015

We are calling all film makers to enter the Women and Media Collective short film completion for the year 2015.    This year we are encouraging you to create films based on the following themes: Eliminate Violence Against Women Increasing Women’s Political Representation Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers Prizes will be awarded to the … Continue reading Call for entries: WMC short film competition 2015

Press Conference: Ensuring a 30% increase for women at Local Government

Women and Media Collective held a press briefing on the 8th of September 2015 to demand for a 30% increase in women’s political representation at Local Government. Compared with the rest of South Asia, Sri Lanka is in an unfortunate position when considering women’s representation in politics. Local Government is the first step in entering … Continue reading Press Conference: Ensuring a 30% increase for women at Local Government

සුනිලා අබේසේකර දෙවර්ෂ පූර්ණ සැමරුම, ජාතික ගුවන් විදුලියේ වෙළඳ සේවය ඹස්සේ

සුනිලා අබේසේකර දෙවර්ෂ පූර්ණ සැමරුම ”ආදරයේ ඔබ ඔබමයි මා ඔබ නොව ඔබ මා නොව දවසක්දා……. හ`දුනා ගත්තොත් ඔබ මා…….” ඒ මියුරු යුග ගීයෙහි නින්නාද දෙන ගැඹුරු, භාවපූර්ණ, ස්ත‍්‍රී හෙ`ඩහි හිමිකාරිය වූ සුනිලා අබේසේකර සොයුරියගේ දෙවර්ෂ පූර්ණ සැමරුම වෙනුවෙන් ඇය විසින් ගායනා කළ මෙරට ගීත රසිකයින් ගේ ආදරයට පාත‍්‍ර වූ ජනප‍්‍රිය චිත‍්‍රපට පසුබිම් ගීත ඇතුළු ගීත … Continue reading සුනිලා අබේසේකර දෙවර්ෂ පූර්ණ සැමරුම, ජාතික ගුවන් විදුලියේ වෙළඳ සේවය ඹස්සේ

Political Representation of Women at Local Government – Towards ensuring 30% increase

3 September 2015 Click here to read full screen or download statement Women in Sri Lanka have had the right to vote from as early as 1931, but very little opportunity to become the people’s elected political representatives—either in Parliament or in Provincial or Local Government. Therefore we welcome this government’s commitment to a 30% … Continue reading Political Representation of Women at Local Government – Towards ensuring 30% increase

WMC mourns the demise of Shanthi Sachithanandam

Women and Media Collective mourns the demise of prominent human rights activist and Chief Executive Officer of Viluthu, Shanthi Sachithanandam as it is an irreplaceable loss not just for the women’s movement of Sri Lanka but to the nation as a whole. Shanthi was an admirable activist and inspirational woman to us all. Her relationship … Continue reading WMC mourns the demise of Shanthi Sachithanandam