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Interview with Women’s Media Collective, Sri Lanka: About lesbian tutorials and other strategies

Sourc: GenderIT.org By Shubha Kayastha mage source: Shubha Kayastha (sketch by participants in a sexuality workshop). Title: freedom of thought. Description: Art work showing different way in which one can access knowledge and enjoy sexual rights. Shubha Kayastha interviewed research team including Sanchia Brown, Programme Officer at Women and Media Collective (WMC) Sri Lanka and … Continue reading Interview with Women’s Media Collective, Sri Lanka: About lesbian tutorials and other strategies

Celebrating International Migrants Day, 18 December 2017

Cabinet decision to Ban on Mothers having children below 5 years of age leaving the country for foreign employment We vehemently oppose to the Cabinet decision to ‘ban’ mothers of children under the age of five from migrating abroad for work. This ban was imposed taking into account the social and psychological costs such as … Continue reading Celebrating International Migrants Day, 18 December 2017

Discussion on LA Act. – 25% quota for women

A meeting to discuss the Local Authorities Elections Amendment Act within the purview of the newly introduced provisions for women’s representation in Local Government was organised by the Women and Media Collective, on Friday 6th of October 2017. The new electoral system and the 25% quota allocation for women were discussed at length among women … Continue reading Discussion on LA Act. – 25% quota for women

‘‘මගේ අදහස්, ස්ත‍්‍රී විමුක්තිය යනු සමාජ, ආර්ථික දේශපාලන අරගලයෙන් වියෝවූවක් නොවෙයි’’

‘‘මගේ අදහස්, ස්ත‍්‍රී විමුක්තිය යනු සමාජ, ආර්ථික දේශපාලන අරගලයෙන් වියෝවූවක් නෙවෙයි’’ – මාලා දසනායක (1947-2017) දශක පහකට වඩා සමාජ කි‍්‍රයාකාරිනියක් සහ ස්ත‍්‍රී කි‍්‍රයාකාරිනියක්ව කටයුතු කළ මාලා දසනායක සහෝදරිය 2017 සැප්තැම්බර් 25 දින උදෑසන සිය දිවියෙන් සමුගත්තාය. සිය ක‍්‍රියාකාරී ජීවිතයේ වැඩිමනත් ‘කාන්තා හඬ’ සංවිධානය වෙනුවෙන් කැප කළ ඇය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ස්ත‍්‍රී ව්‍යාපාරයටත්, සමාජ අරගලවලටත් ඉමහත් දායකත්වයක් ලබාදුන් … Continue reading ‘‘මගේ අදහස්, ස්ත‍්‍රී විමුක්තිය යනු සමාජ, ආර්ථික දේශපාලන අරගලයෙන් වියෝවූවක් නොවෙයි’’

EROTICS: Digital Storytelling Workshop

Storytelling is a powerful medium that allows people to describe an experience to a listening audience. While there are many ways in which stories are told, the Association for Progressive Communications together with the Women and Media Collective held a digital storytelling workshop to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to tell ones story … Continue reading EROTICS: Digital Storytelling Workshop

EROTICS: Feminist Internet Exchange pop-up

Greetings! Some feminist lovers of the internet and the Association for Progressive Communications are organising a Feminist Internet eXchange pop-up at the Reading Room, in Bangkok on 31st July 2017 (9:30am-5:30pm). This will be following the 2017 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. The main objective of this meetup is to look at the Feminist … Continue reading EROTICS: Feminist Internet Exchange pop-up

Fair hand for fair justice – Daily News

Source: Daily News When women are in government, the benefits are boundless: corruption lessens, the economy improves, and governance itself is more efficient. One would think such positive results would mean female participation in politics would be high, and ever-increasing. Unfortunately, in Sri Lanka, like elsewhere, this is hardly the case. Since 1931, Sri Lankan … Continue reading Fair hand for fair justice – Daily News