The photographs are from the public meeting and rally of when civil society took to the streets demanding that the new constitution guarantees economic justice and inclusion along with political freedoms and empowers people to secure economic policies that creates opportunities for all. Action for a peoples constitution is a collective of movements, networks, organisations … Continue reading In pictures: Action for a people’s constitution: public meeting and rally
Yesterday was the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances and in commemoration Right to Life organised a meeting for the families of the disappeared in Colombo. Around 300 family members, mostly women, of the disappeared gathered at the Viharamahadevi park. While they welcomed the Office of the Missing Persons the event also highlighted … Continue reading International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala the first Sri Lankan to summit Mount Everest was presented with the Ambassadorship for the protection of women’s rights and an end to violence against women by the Hon. Minister Chandrani Bandara from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, today. The Ambassadorship to Jayanthi was granted for the next three years. It is with … Continue reading Ambassadorship presented to Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala by the Minister of Women’s Affairs
As the government moves towards implementing mechanisms of transitional justice (TJ) in the country, a workshop was organised by the Women and Media Collective on the 22 June 2016 to build awareness on the TJ process while also identifying the roles and responsibilities of the Special Taskforce on Reconciliation and Transitional Justice. Designed for civil … Continue reading Towards Transitional Justice
Click here to read the consolidated submissions on proposed constitutional provisions by women’s groups. Download the document here
The Women and Media Collective recently held the annual women’s photography exhibition along with a children’s poster exhibition at the Lionel Wendt and Harold Pieris Galley. The opening and prize giving ceremony was on the 16th of June 2016 at the Lionel Wendt. The exhibitions were opened for public viewing on the 17 & 18 … Continue reading In pictures: WMC women’s photography exhibition and children’s poster exhibition
Women’s rights activists met with Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala, the first Sri Lankan to summit mount Everest, at the Women and Media Collective on the 15 of June 2016.
A rights based training manual was developed by the Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) in consultation with the training department of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE). Currently the SLBFE has 19 training centres and trainers from each department were brought in for the training of trainer’s (TOT) programme. The TOT manual, … Continue reading ACTFORM Training of Trainers Manual