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.
To mark International Peace Day on 21st September 2007, a street exhibition of creative artwork designed by women was held. The artwork banners were based on the theme of peace, and were designed by women’s organizations from different areas aroundSri Lanka. The WMC organized this event.
A large number of concerned persons from civil society representing both organisations and individuals gathered at Lipton Circus, Colombo from 12.00 – 1.00 pm to protest against the government order to evict Tamils from Colombo lodges, and the forced transportation of over 300 Tamils who had been living in lodges to Jaffna and Trincomalee on … Continue reading Protest to stop eviction of Tamils from Colombo
To protest against the killing of two Red Cross staff members and recent abductions that had taken place, a peaceful protest was held at Fort railway station. About 200 people from the humanitarian aid community and others came together to express their concern. The WMC had banners and signboards stating “We share your grief”, “Let’s … Continue reading Protest against abductions and the two Red Cross staff who were killed