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“Our voices need to be heard loudly”

Women’s recommendations should be turned into government action Source: Isis International The Beijing+20 CSO Forum bringing together over 400 feminist women activists working on women’s rights in the Asia and Pacific region ended today. The Forum concluded with an outcome document adopted by consensus containing recommendations to the governments that will meet November 17-20 in … Continue reading “Our voices need to be heard loudly”

South Asia Consultation for Beijing + 20

The Women and Media Collective together with the Asia Pacific Women’s Watch and South Asia Women’s Watch organised a South Asia Civil Society Consultation for Beijing+20 on the 16 and 17th of October 2014. Members of civil society organisations, women’s rights experts, state representatives and academics from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka discussed … Continue reading South Asia Consultation for Beijing + 20

Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

In preparation for the South Asia Consultation for Beijing+20, women’s civil society organisations in Sri Lanka came together to discuss Sri Lanka’s situation within the context of the Beijing Declaration Platform for Action (BPFA). Held on the 9th of October at CENWOR in Colombo the Sri Lanka consultation for Beijing+20 highlighted five critical areas of … Continue reading Sri Lanka Consultation for Beijing+20

Sri Lankan journalist wins prestigious media award

Geneva/Stockholm, 5 September 2014 – Seven journalists were named today as winners of the “2014 WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) issues. The journalists, their winning entries, and the award categories are: Marcelo Leite (Brazil): “The Battle of Belo Monte” (Category: Water and Energy) Natasha Khan … Continue reading Sri Lankan journalist wins prestigious media award

Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Sunila Abeysekara, a much respected human rights defender, an inspiring feminist and mentor to women in Sri Lanka and around the world, was remembered on the 5th of September 2014 at the Women and Media Collective in Colombo, a year after her passing. Words cannot describe the affection and respect that was shared by all … Continue reading Remembering our founder Sunila Abeysekara, one year on

Fairness prevails for the murder and rape of FTZ woman worker says women’s groups

A high court judge sentenced a medical doctor, of the Negambo hospital, to death on the 3rd of September 2014 for the murder of young woman in 2007. Chamila Dissanayake (23) who was working in the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Katunayake was raped, strangled and then pushed to hear death, according to medical reports, … Continue reading Fairness prevails for the murder and rape of FTZ woman worker says women’s groups