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Discussion on the 20th Amendment to the constitution with CAFFE, Sri Lanka

The Women and Media Collective together with other women’s organisations have been campaigning to increase the representation of women at local, provincial and national level for over 15 years. The current electoral reform process, which is a measure to strengthen representative democracy, should provide an opportunity to increase women’s representation in the Parliament of Sri … Continue reading Discussion on the 20th Amendment to the constitution with CAFFE, Sri Lanka

Increasing women’s political representation: a discussion on current reforms

A consultation with Kare Vollan, an expert on electoral reforms, was held yesterday to discuss the prospects of increasing political representation of women in parliament in the current context of constitutional and electoral reforms. For the first time the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe has proposed reforms that will ensure a substantive increase … Continue reading Increasing women’s political representation: a discussion on current reforms

ACTFORM meets Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala

The Action Network for Migrant Workers (ACTFORM) met with the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala to discuss the current status of women migrant workers and the measures that need to be taken to further improve their status at home and abroad. This was the first meeting between Sri Lanka’s ACTFORM network and … Continue reading ACTFORM meets Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala

University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC

A group of human rights law students from the University of Colombo and the Gallatin School, New York visited Women and Media Collective to learn more about WMC’s role in addressing women’s rights issues in Sri Lanka and its applicability in achieving gender equality. Women in politics, women in trade unions, migrant workers rights and … Continue reading University students from New York and Colombo visit WMC

WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2014

The 2014 women’s photography exhibition by Women and Media Collective was held alongside WMC’s 30th anniversary exhibition Women’s Struggles, Women’s Pride. From the 11 – 13th of February 2015 the photography exhibition was open for viewing at the Public Library Hall in Colombo. It featured the work of nearly 30 female photographers, amateur and professional, … Continue reading WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2014

IWD 2015 Short Film Festival: Equality for women is progress for all

In the wake of International Women’s Day the Sri Lanka Medical Association, together with Women and Media Collective and Family Planning Association organised a short film screening and discussion at the Lady Ridgeway hospital in Colombo on the 3rd of March 2015. The short film festival in Sinhala and Tamil languages were pertaining to issues … Continue reading IWD 2015 Short Film Festival: Equality for women is progress for all