WMC and 30 other women’s organizations from around the country participated at the Women’s Convention on the 7th and 8th of January 2010, The Convention which was held in Colombo was used as a platform to discuss women’s concerns within the current political context of the country.
SLWNGOF organized a National Consultation meeting on Beijing +15 at CENWOR on 24th September 2009. This was in preparation for the 2010 review of progress towards the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and sharing the outcomes of the provisional level consultations, and to identify the successes and strategies to address challenges that remain in … Continue reading National Consultation Meeting on Beijing +15 September 2009
A series of awareness building programmes were held in Nittambuwan, Puttlam, Mathugama, Horana, Kalutara, Hambantota, Rambukkana and Kandy. They focused on the government’s decision to impose restrictions on migration of women with children below 5 years of age and familiarized the participants on the report submitted to MWC by non governmental organizations regarding the protection … Continue reading Awareness Building Programme
A meeting was held in Jaffna with the objective of increasing women’s political participation in local level decision-making bodies. It was organized by Vilithu and Women’s Development Centre,Jaffna in collaboration with Women and Media Collective and sponsored by the UNDP. 50 women participated in this event including women activists contesting in the Jaffna Municipal Council … Continue reading Consultative Forum on Increasing Women’s Political Participation at the local level in Sri Lanka
A number of women for civil society organizations issued a media statement to all media institutions condemning the abduction of journalist Krishni Ifham on the 24th of June 2009.
WMC organized a National Convention with its partner women’s organizations from the 6th – 8th February 2009 at Hotel Thilanka inKandy. A total of 41 participants from a diverse range of women’s organizations from all over the country participated. The meeting was in the form of a discussion and sharing of ideas and experiences, where … Continue reading National Convention 2009
WMC released a media statement protesting against the recent attack on the studio complex of the Maharajah broadcasting network.
කාන්තාව හා මාධ්ය සාමූහිකය සන්ඬේ ලීඩර් පුවත්පතේ ප්රධාන කර්තෘ ලසන්ත වික්රමතුංග ඝාතනය හෙළා දැකීමට හා මාධ්ය මර්දනයට එරෙහිව ජනවාරි 9 වැනිදා සංවිධානය කර තිබූ පිකටිං ව්යාපාරයට සහභාගි විය. ජනවාරි 12 වැනි දින පැවැත් වූ ඝාතනය කළ ජනමාධ්යවේදියාගේ අවමඟුල් උත්සවයට කාන්තාව හා මාධ්ය සාමූහිකය සහභාගි වූ අතර මෑතක දී මාධ්යවලට එල්ල වූ මැර ප්රහාර හෙළා දකින … Continue reading WMC condemns killing of Lasantha Wickrematunge
WMC and the Social Scientists’ Association have published an article in honour of Caroline Anthony Pillai who celebrated her 100th birthday on the 8th of October. She was a founding member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) as well as an active participant of the Ceylonese nationalist movement of the 1930’s.