Don’t think of me as a woman: an election story for the margins was screened in Trincomalee and Batticaloa on the 26 and 27 of May. The screenings picked up positive feedback from the audience. While many congratulated Aynoon Beebi, the female candidate featured in the film, other women who contested in the same elections … Continue reading Community screening of short film: Don’t think of me as a woman
The International Centre for Ethnic Studies together with Women and Media Collective is pleased to invite you to the launch of the film by Chulani Kodikara and Velayudan Jayachithra in celebration of International Women’s Day 2014 on 6th March 2014 at 4.30 p.m at ICES Auditorium, Colombo. All are welcome for the screening and discussion … Continue reading Don’t think of me as a woman: An election story from the margins.
A four day residential training programme, Stepping Stones, for trade union women on gender and leadership was held in two phases on the 19th and 20th November and on the 17th and 18th December , 2013 in Colombo. The objective if this workshop was to train the trade union members as gender and leadership trainees … Continue reading Gender and leadership workshop: Trade Union Women Claiming Political Leadership
Changing Minds | EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN POLITICS Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections WMC, in partnership with five other women’s organizations, carried out a project to increase nominations for women candidates at the 2011 local government elections. A discussion was held on the 22nd of June 2012, in order to share the … Continue reading Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections
Changing Minds | EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN POLITICS Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections WMC, in partnership with five other women’s organizations, carried out a project to increase nominations for women candidates at the 2011 local government elections. We are now organizing a discussion in order to share the experiences from this project … Continue reading Upcoming Event : Sharing experiences – 2011 Local Government Elections
WMC carried out campaigns for the Local Government Election of 2011 in order to increase nominations for women and then to vote for a woman (see Media page for campaign details). A total of 181 women were put forward by WMC and 72 were successful in receiving nominations for the upcoming local government election. Out of … Continue reading Local Government Election 2011
As part of a project to increase the percentage of nominations and votes for women in the upcoming Local Government elections, WMC held several meetings with members of political parties in order to advocate the political parties and party leaders to nominate more women for the upcoming local government election. Another objective was to discuss … Continue reading Meetings with members of political parties
Despite an extremely favourable Human Development Index (HDI) for women, women’s representation in elected political bodies in Sri Lanka is abysmally low. It is 5.8% in parliament, 4.1% in provincial councils and only 1.8% in local government. Nominations for women by the major political parties have remained almost stagnant in the last 50 years and … Continue reading Where are the women in Local Government?
WMC held a press briefing at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo on the 9th of February 2011 to present the female candidates who will contest for the upcoming Local Government elections in the country. These women are those who were presented by the Women and Media Collective with the aim of increasing nominations and votes for women … Continue reading National Level Press Briefing