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
The second publication of Eya featuring Sunila Abeysekara
Some Insights from three Conflict Affected Districts in Sri Lanka By Dr. Sepali Kottegoda In May 2003, when a Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) had been signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies prepared “The Assessment of Needs in the Conflict Affected Areas” which highlighted … Continue reading Are Traditional Midwives History ?
This documentary feature gives us an insight to the action taken by women’s movements of the Asia Pacific region during times of war and conflict. This video is part of ‘Linking the Networks – Enhancing Social Media Strategies to Enhance UNSCR 1325 in Asia – A Grass Roots Initiative’.This research project is a partnership between … Continue reading Status update – Women, Conflict and Social Media (Video)
This report is based on a three-year research project on gender in peacebuilding, which involved field research in four countries (Burundi, Colombia, Nepal and Uganda), with a thematic focus on four areas of peacebuilding: • access to justice (including formal, informal, traditional and transitional justice); • economic recovery (especially of ex-combatants and of returnee populations … Continue reading Gender Rethinking, Gender Peacebuilding 2014
18th Meeting of States parties (New York, 26 June 2014): Election of twelve members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 31 December 2014. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is composed of 23 experts of high moral … Continue reading CEDAW Committee Elections 2014
The award ceremony and screening of Women and Media Collective’s short film competition was held on April 2 at the Namel Malini Punchi theatre in Colombo. The winners of the 2013 competition produced telling films that portrays real life situations faced by women in Sri Lanka. Winners of WMC’s 2013 short film competition: First place … Continue reading WMC short film competition 2013
Women and Media Collective (WMC) mourns the loss of Dr. Irene Fernandez, a well known human rights activist, who died in the early hours of Monday, March 31, 2014. Known for her strong voice in promoting and protecting the rights of the less fortunate, Fernandez paid special attention to the rights of less privileged women … Continue reading WMC mourns the loss of Dr. Irene Fernandez