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

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...

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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...

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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%...

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Sunila Abeysekara, two years on…

Sunila Abeysekara, two years on…

It’s now two years two years of such great loss since Sunila left us the political change of this year are those she worked for unceasingly and it is indeed something she would have welcomes and worked to strengthen At this 2nd anniversary commemoration of her life and work we hope to look back at...

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WMC mourns the demise of Shanthi Sachithanandam

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...

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11 women MPs a poor result for electoral reform say activists – The Sunday Times

Source: The Sunday Times A total of 556 female candidates from 21 political parties and independent groups contested the general elections but only 11 of them won seats. That is a drop of two female members from the previous 225-seat parliament that already under-represented the 52 per cent-strong female population. These 11 women represent only...

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Campaign for Sound National Policies

Campaign for Sound National Policies

A press briefing on the Campaign for Sound National Policies was held yesterday at the Organisation of Professional Associations in Colombo. Dr. Sepali Kottegoda, Executive Director of Women and Media Collective (WMC) was on the panel that discussed the proposed 35 Ministry Cabinet under the 19th Amendment and the proposed ministry clustering for an enhanced...

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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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