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People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill

Women and Media Collective participated in the protest march organised by the People’s Movement Against the Increased Electricity Bill (PMAIEB) on the 15th of May 2013. Participants included several political parties, trade unions including Health Services Trade Unions Alliance, various civil society actors including women’s organizations and also the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA).

Radhika Coomaraswamy Receives Fondation Chirac Special Jury Prize 2012 In Paris

Originally from http://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/radhika-coomaraswamy-receives-fondation-chirac-special-jury-prize-2012-in-paris-2/ By Colombo Telegraph – On November 22nd, 2012, Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations/Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, was awarded the Special Jury Prize 2012 by the Fondation Chirac for her actions in favor of the protection of children during armed conflict in the presence of Bernadette Chirac, wife of the former French president … Continue reading Radhika Coomaraswamy Receives Fondation Chirac Special Jury Prize 2012 In Paris

DAWN: Ugandan Government Must Stop Trying to Pass Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Original post at http://www.dawnnet.org/advocacy-appeals.php?signon=267&id=267 “In the future, the laws that criminalise so many forms of human love and commitment will look the way apartheid laws do to us now – so obviously wrong.” (Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Lancet, Volume 380, Issue 9839, 28 July 2012) Some Parliamentarians and religious groups in Uganda are once more attempting to push through … Continue reading DAWN: Ugandan Government Must Stop Trying to Pass Anti-Homosexuality Bill

France confers National Honours on Anoma Rajakaruna

Originally from http://www.ambafrance-lk.org/France-confers-National-Honours-on On october 23rd 2012, at the residence of France, HE Christine Robichon, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, conferred on Mrs. Anoma Rajakaruna, the insignia of knight in the Ordre National du Mérite. Mrs. Rajakaruna is a photographer, a poet, a writer and a film maker as well as the … Continue reading France confers National Honours on Anoma Rajakaruna

Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse

A demonstration was held on the 20th of July 2012 at Lipton Circus, Town Hall, Colombo. It was convened by Kamini M. Vitarana and women gathered to protest the current spate of incidents of violence against women and children, remarks by the police that this is “the fault of the parents” and the inability of … Continue reading Women protest against the current spate of rape and child abuse

Address by Dr. Nimalka Fernando upon receiving the Citizens Peace Award 2011

Originally published at http://www.peace-srilanka.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=512&Itemid= Address by Dr Nimalka Fernando on receiving the Citizens Peace Award 2011 of the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations & Strategic Studies, Colombo, on June 26, 2012. Religious leaders, Your Excellencies, Honorable Ministers and Members of Parliament, Political activists and civil society … Continue reading Address by Dr. Nimalka Fernando upon receiving the Citizens Peace Award 2011

Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections

Changing Minds | EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN POLITICS Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections WMC, in partnership with five other women’s organizations, carried out a project to increase nominations for women candidates at the 2011 local government elections. A discussion was held on the 22nd of June 2012, in order to share the … Continue reading Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections