Contribute your articles for the next Options publication by Women and Media Collective. The concept, ‘Women and Religion’, will focus on women and religion from a feminist perspective. Send in your articles by the 30 June 2014.
Aiming to strengthen the women’s network in the country a New Media training workshop was organised on the 6th of June 2014, for women in Sri Lanka by the Women and Media Collective. Women’s rights activists and members of women’s groups participated in the training to build a presence online and to eschew the skepticism … Continue reading Capacity building New Media workshop for HerSpace
Don’t think of me as a woman: an election story for the margins was screened in Trincomalee and Batticaloa on the 26 and 27 of May. The screenings picked up positive feedback from the audience. While many congratulated Aynoon Beebi, the female candidate featured in the film, other women who contested in the same elections … Continue reading Community screening of short film: Don’t think of me as a woman
Women Claiming Rights: Using normative frameworks of UNSCR 1325 & CEDAW
With an aim of creating awareness on issues pertaining to migrant worker rights, Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM), Women and Media Collective, Women’s Resource Centre and the Kurunegala District Committee created a space for discussion with 15 members from human rights organisations, NGO’s, government representatives, women’s groups and migrant workers. This initiative is part … Continue reading ACTFORM Kurunegala District Committee Meetings
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, visited Sri Lanka from 19 to 26 May 2014 to assess the human rights situation of Sri Lankans migrating abroad for work, and the related recruitment practices. During Mr. Crépeau’s eight-day mission to the country, he met with regional members of the … Continue reading United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants meets members of ACTFORM and WMC
A trilingual poetry festival organised by The Centre for Gender Studies University of Kalaniya (CGSUK) will be held on the 27 May 2014 at the Mee Ambha Sevana, University of Kalaniya. There will be a trilingual poetry anthology launched at this event which will be dedicated to Sunila Abeysekara.
Journalist, teacher, adviser and activist Sanjaya Senanayake died peacefully last morning, Wednesday the 21 of May, after a long battle with cancer. Those who wish to pay their respects can do so at No.54, Shiromani Mw, off Piliyandala Road, Maharagama from today, 22 May onwards. Cremation will take place at 3.00 pm on the afternoon … Continue reading Mentor and friend, Sanjaya Senanayake passes away