Category: News

Statement: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence 2013

Sixteen days of activism against Gender Violence is an annual international campaign which takes place from the 25th November to the 10th of December. Last year women’s organizations from the North and Eastern parts of Sri Lanka contributed to the 16 days of activism against Gender Violence by initially highlighting reported incidents of sexual violence … Continue reading Statement: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence 2013

SAFMA Sri Lanka appeals for balanced news media coverage

“We find that there is a public perception, both locally and internationally, that the Sri Lankan news media are under-reporting the current anti-Muslim social unrest. There are also reports of pressure applied by the Government on local media managements not to report the violent incidents in Aluthgma and Beruwala areas. Due to these circumstances we … Continue reading SAFMA Sri Lanka appeals for balanced news media coverage

Women’s rights activists condemn Aluthgama violence

Women’s groups in Sri Lanka condemn the recent incidents of violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala that has caused insecurity and fear among women and children in the area. At a Press Conference organised by the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka on 16 June academics, religious leaders and rights activists said it was absolutely imperative that … Continue reading Women’s rights activists condemn Aluthgama violence

Community screening of short film: Don’t think of me as a woman

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

ACTFORM Kurunegala District Committee Meetings

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